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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 19, 2021 -

Pre-order Joan Chittister’s new book The Monastic Heart: 50 Simple Practices for a Contemplative and Fulfilling Life which is being…

Jul 12, 2021 - General

Twenty-five years after she wrote, The Fire in These Ashes, a book on the spirituality of contemporary religious life, Joan Chittister…

Jul 12, 2021 - General

In honor of the Feast of Saint Benedict on July 11, four books on monasticism are on sale—three by Joan Chittister and one by Mary Lou Kownacki.…

Weekly Word

Jul 19, 2021

It is Mary Magdalene, the evangelist John details, to whom Jesus… Read More

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Prayer

Great God, who has told us
“Vengeance is mine,”
save us from ourselves,
save us from the vengeance in our hearts
and the acid in our souls.

Save us from our desire to hurt as we have been hurt,
to punish as we have been punished,
to terrorize as we have been terrorized.

Give us the strength it takes
to listen rather than to judge,
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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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