Skip to main content


A recent column in the Global Sisters Report described how important it is for women to be given the opportunity to write and tell their stories.

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

Some disciples came to see Abba Poemen and said to him: "Tell us, when we see brothers dozing during the Divine Office, should we pinch them so that they will stay awake?" And the wise man said

Joan Chittister is—among her other qualities—a highly quotable writer and lecturer.

What kind of year means the most?

Christmas, the remembrance of the birth of Jesus, is not a remembrance at all. It is an awareness that grows in us from day to day all our lives.

"From where I stand, it is not, in other words, God's decision where we are all allowed to live and how. That matter is ours. Israel and Palestine is not a question of land rights.

An October 25 New York Times article on women’s roles in the current Synod on Synodality quotes Joan Chittister, citing her as “a well-known American nun, feminist and scholar, who has lon

Joan Chittister brought the house down in her speeches and talks at the Spirit Unbounded conference in Rome, which ran parallel to the Synod on Synodality and centered the voices of women and

Joan behind a microphone

Sister Joan Chittister addressed a global audience at Spirit Unbounde

Still thinking about Joan Chittister’s September column in the National Catholic Reporter? You’re not the only one.

Spirit of Sophia, a women’s spirituality center, is hosting a virtual event with Joan Chittister on December 2. In this talk, which will be held from 1-2:30 p.m.

Joan Chittister authored the foreword for a new book by Barbara Haslbeck, Ute Limgruber, Regina Nagel, and Philippa Rath, OSB.


Joan Chittister’s book The Time Is Now is depicted as part of a new mural on Erie’s East Bayfront Parkway, atop a stack of several other books: classics, and those writt

Don’t miss Joan Chittister’s latest column in the National Catholic Reporter, which prompts us to question where we get our values in the present day.