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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.



A Summons to Live Anew
Lent 2024 Is Now Available!

Lent begins on February 14! If you're hoping to walk through this solemn season with a sense of hope and courage–with insights into the weekly Scripture passages–with poetry and beauty to inspire you to keep steadily moving toward Easter–look no further than this new Lenten resource. …

What's New

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Bishop Tom Gumbleton, the "soul of the…

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Joan Chittister will present at the seventh annual conference of L.A. Sisters Aging Well, on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon,…

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Joan Chittister will virtually offer the Opening Blessing and Thoughts at the "Empowering Ourselves" conference on Friday, August 31. This…

Weekly Word

Every afternoon, as I sit in my upstairs office, I hear the old monastery bells begin to ring in the once Benedictine church that then… Read More

Five Minutes with Joan

Spirituality Resources


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… Read More

Featured Book

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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Discover the power of Joan Chittister writing in her dozens of books.

Listen to Joan Chittister offer "Five Minute Reflections" on a range of social and spiritual topics.

View articles and columns by Joan Chittister on the issues that face us today.

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