2017 Monastic Way and Calendar

“To be able to look at something and imagine how to do it differently is the gift that frees the soul,” writes Joan Chittister. The Gift of Seeing Differently, the 2017 Joan Chittister Calendar, and the 2017 collection of The Monastic Way are about freeing the soul.

The insights of Joan Chittister, the words of Scripture and the bold and multifaceted art of our 2017 artist Ansgar Holmberg give you a new opportunity each month to see, think and construct your world differently—to discover how God dwells among us in surprising forms.

  • On each calendar page a quote from Joan Chittister pairs with a verse from Scripture and Ansgar Holmberg’s vibrant artwork.
  • The artwork and Scripture verses provide the inspiration for Sister Joan’s daily reflections in the monthly issues of The Monastic Way.
  • To hang this calendar on your wall or subscribe to this monthly reflection publication is to have a gift that frees your soul.

The Gift of Seeing Differently 2017 Joan Chittister Calendar

The Gift of Seeing Differently 2017 Joan Chittister Calendar

Single calendar still only $10; as low as $6 when purchased in quantity

—makes a great gift for friends and family.

Click images for larger view • Full color • Opens to 11" x 17"

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The Monastic Way by Joan Chittister: 2017 Collection

“To be able to look at something and imagine how to do it differently is the gift that frees the soul,” writes Joan Chittister. The 2017 The Monastic Way collection is about freeing the soul.

The insights of Joan Chittister, the words of Scripture and the bold and multifaceted art of 2017 artist Ansgar Holmberg give you a new opportunity each month to see, think and construct your world differently—to discover how God dwells among us in surprising forms.

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See a sample issue of the 2016 edition and download the PDF.

Gift options are available. Give a print subscription to a U.S. address (CLICK HERE) or purchase an online license that allows you to forward the monthly pdf version to your family and friends. MORE INFORMATION HERE

About the author and the artist:
Joan ChittisterJoan Chittister is an internationally known author and lecturer and a clear visionary voice across all religions. She has written more than forty books and received numerous awards for her writings and work on behalf of peace and women in church and in society. Her recent books include In God’s Holy Light (Franciscan Media) and Two Dogs and a Parrot (BlueBridge). She is executive director of Benetvision, a resource center for contemporary spirituality, and the guiding force of Monasteries of the Heart, an online movement sharing Benedictine spirituality with contemporary seekers. Sister Joan co-chairs the Global Peace Initiative of Women and is a past president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Find Joan's newest publications here.

Ansgar Holmberg, a Sister of St. Joseph, strives through art to reflect her community’s call which is to love God and neighbor without distinction, that neighbor being all creation. An inclusive artist and illustrator, her paintings appear in numerous periodicals and publications and are found in parish communities, retreat centers, schools, homes, across the US, Canada, in Europe and Australia. Her art is influenced predominantly by her teacher in community, Sister Cyril Clare, and by her studies and work with her mentor
Ade Bethune. Ideas flow from Scripture, neighborhood, experiences in other countries, someone’s chance remark, and the children she taught and whom she continues to teach through her illustrations for them.