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JOAN CHITTISTER

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2021 Calendar Now Available

The Joan Chittister Calendar is always more than a simple date tracker or beautiful wall art. But for 2021 it's even more. Click here for more information and to order yours.

Five Minutes with Joan Chittister

Five Minutes With Joan Chittister

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The Time Is Now:A Call to Uncommon Courage

Sep 14, 2020

Unfortunately, the vision of Jesus the Prophet has become quite domesticated over the centuries. As life got more comfortable from generation to generation, prophecy became reduced to Christian rituals, to public “witness” of our own private spiritual lives. We learned that the good life was about saying our prayers regularly.

The Time Is Now by Joan Chittister

What's New

  • Joan Chittister will participate in a web-based panel conversation in honor of International Women's Day sponsored by the Carter Center on Thursday, March 5 from noon to 1 p.m.  The topic discussed will be "Religion, Gender, Justice, & Equality: Faith Leaders Reflect on the Promise of the Equal Rights Amendment. "

  • Katie Gordon, the 2019 Joan Chittister Intern and soon-to-be Monasteries of the Heart staff member, references Joan Chittister in an article that appeared in the Harvard Divinity Bulletin (Autumn/Winter 2019).

  • If you missed the chance to see Joan Chittister speak with Teresa Forcades at the Women's Ordination Conference event titled, "Radicals and the Rule," you can now rent and view a video of the evening, online through Vimeo. With the rental, which costs $10, you can watch the video any time over a 72-hour period.

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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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