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Joan Chittister Funds for Prisoners

More than two million U.S. adults are currently in prison. That's nearly 1% of the entire U.S. population — almost one in every 100 of us — who will spend our lives behind bars.

About the Benedictine Sisters of Erie

The Erie Benedictines are part of a 1,500-year religious tradition founded by Saint Benedict of Nursia who was born in the latter part of the fifth century, just as the Roman empire was declining.

Contemporary Spirituality

An outreach of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, PA, Benetvision has served people internationally for over 25 years with publications, retreat offerings, book discussions, a ministry to prisoners, and a store where Joan Chittister’s books, newsletters and recorded teachings are available to all

Monasteries of the Heart

The 10,000 international members of Monasteries of the Heart receive formation in the core elements of monastic life—prayer, lectio (sacred reading), good works, study and community—through a website created and managed by members of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, PA.