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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. 

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Feb 05, 2024 - General

This thought-provoking quotation from Joan Chittister was spotted in a humanities building at Mercyhurst University.

Jan 05, 2024 - General

Joan Chittister is—among her other qualities—a highly quotable writer and lecturer. If you’ve ever found her pages on websites that aggregate…

Jan 02, 2024 - General

What kind of year means the most?

The years of our lives come in more flavors than any single year can possibly encompass…

Weekly Word

Feb 12, 2024

Ash Wednesday signals the beginning of that season of the church year that is most commonly associated with penance. But there is a danger lurking… 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 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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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.

Stay up-to-date on Sister Joan's events.

Watch Sister Joan's speeches.

Watch or listen to Sister Joan's interviews and discussions.

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