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JOAN CHITTISTER

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Passion for justice

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

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May 03, 2021

Gerard Manley Hopkins, the great Jesuit poet, said in his poem, “The May Magnificat,” that the reason May is… Read More

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Prayer for a Pandemic

by Joan Chittister

God of light
and God of mystery,
give us the faith to see you
in the grey dimness
of this time.

Give us the heart to hear,
in the silence of the sick,
the call to care for those
in pain.

Give us the courage
to find you…

What's New

  • The National Catholic Reporter hosted a series of events with Catholic leaders during election week, including an invitation to five Catholic leaders—Joan Chittister being one of them—to write columns on the state of the union.

  • In a Facebook Live conversation, Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister and former NCR executive editor Tom Roberts talk about the state of the country and American politics and what might come next. In case you missed it, it’s still available: Video: Facebook Live with Joan Chittister on where we go from here.

  • In case you missed it, Joan Chittister was featured in the final event of Network Lobby's virtual Nuns on the Bus national tour, “Who We Elect Matters."

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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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