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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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Dec 06, 2021 - General

Two interviews that Joan Chittister taped recently on her new book, 

Dec 06, 2021 -

An excerpt from Joan Chittister’s book, I…

Dec 06, 2021 - General

Joan Chittister continues her reflections on the Beatitudes for her NCRonline column, this one titled “Happy are those who hunger and…

Weekly Word

Dec 06, 2021

Advent is one of the most difficult periods of the church’s liturgical cycle and all of the life questions the scriptures bring. Why? Because… Read More

Five Minutes with Joan

Prayer

I believe in God
who made us all
and whose divinity
infuses all of life
with the sacred.

I believe
in the multiple revelations
of that God
alive in every human heart,
expressed in every culture,
and found in all the wisdoms
of the world.

I believe that Jesus Christ,
the unique son of God,
is the face of God… 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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