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Joan Chittister

Joan Chittister

Passion for God

Passion for justice

Passion for life

Explore what makes her a beloved and best-selling author, a soul-stirring speaker, and a gifted spiritual guide.




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Jul 01, 2022 -

On the evening of June 23, Joan Chittister and John Warhurst, an Australian political scientist, presented a webinar in which they explored issues…

Jul 01, 2022 -

We welcome Amanda Bolaños, the first of the 2022 Joan Chittister Writers-in-Residence, who arrived for her month-long residence at Mount Saint…

Jun 27, 2022 - General

Joan Chittister’s speaking tour in Australia is reaching a wide variety of people across the country. Her interview on the program “…

Weekly Word

Jun 27, 2022

To ask what it means to be human strikes at the fabric of the soul.
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Five Minutes with Joan


Jesus who loved the Samaritan woman,
outcast proclaimer of your name,
let us love and support all those
who proclaim your name
to the gay and lesbian community.

Jesus who loved the lepers whom others called unclean,
let us see the glory of creation
everywhere, in everyone.

Jesus who loved the one condemned with him
and promised him heaven… Read More

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About Joan

An outspoken advocate of justice, peace and equality

Joan Chittister, a Benedictine Sister of Erie, has dedicated her life to voicing questions that test popularly accepted truths of the day. Her questions to both church and society focus on the empowerment of women, the development of contemporary spirituality, a redefinition and renewal of Benedictine life for seekers today, and justice for the oppressed and marginalized, particularly those in prison. Here are four Good Works that reflect her life commitments:

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