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JOAN CHITTISTER

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Weekly Word from Sister Joan

What we all set out to be

Jan 11, 2021

The key to choosing what is authentic in life and keeping our own integrity at the same time lies in tending always in the direction of simplicity. It is a cry to develop a sense of “enoughness.” To learn to be happy with enough money, enough attention, enough success, and enough comfort take the senseless striving and accumulating and hoarding and competing out of life. It leaves us with more than status. It leaves us with a life worth living. When enough is never enough, happiness is always just out of reach and unrest is pervasive.

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Lent 2021 Guide

Lent 2021: To Live Anew

In six brief but powerful reflections on one of the Sunday readings, Sister Joan offers insight into how “living anew” might look in these extraordinary times of pandemic and political upheaval. Click here for more information and to order yours.

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  • “I’m tucked under a blanket as I knit in my big chair, Yo-Yo Ma is playing the Bach cello suites softly, there’s a stack of books on the marble-top table next to my chair with my journal and a cup of milky tea.

  • Joan Chittister’s talk on prophetic spirituality presented online to over 600 women and men serving with the Ignatian Volunteer Corp is now available.

  • "Who needs Democrats and Republicans anyway?" is the title of Joan Chittister’s latest online NCR column. Click here.

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Lent 2021: To Live Anew

Lent 2021

“Lent is a summons to live anew,” writes Joan Chittister. But how do you do that?

Splendors of Egypt cruise with Joan Chittister

Splendors of Egypt with Joan Chittister

Join Guest Speaker Sr. Joan Chittister on a 9-day tour, Splendors of Egypt, October 5-13, 2021. In the Footsteps of Moses, Joseph & the Holy Family, starting at $3998* from New York!

The Monastery of the Heart: Benedictine Spirituality for Contemporary Seekers

The Monastery of the Heart is Joan Chittister’s powerful spiritual guide for all of us who are longing for a more purposeful life in this time of social upheavals and global transformation

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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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