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The Joan Chittister Institute for Contemporary Spirituality

The Joan Chittister Institute for Contemporary Spirituality (JCICS) is open to women of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life.

The week-long intensive is held at Mount St. Benedict Monastery in Erie, PA, and enrollment is limited to 36 participants. During the Institute the participants will have the opportunity to study some of Sister Joan’s writings and engage in meaningful dialogue about Benedictine and feminist spirituality with Sister Joan and other Benedictine sisters and oblates. The Institute will be organized around the five Benedictine values of prayer, lectio, good work, study, and building community. 

Because of Sister Joan's extensive Australia tour in 2020, there will not be an Institute this year. If you would like to be notified about the next JCICS as it becomes available, please sign up here. If you are already on the Vision and Viewpoint list, when you click subscribe you will be given the option to update your preferences. This is where you can check the "information about JCICS" box.