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The Monastic Way

In 2021, we are offering you a way to make The Monastic Way more spiritually enriching. Not only will Joan Chittister share her daily reflections on Scripture, but you can join her in periodic mini-webinars to offer your insights, ask questions and discuss ideas together. In addition, you can connect with other subscribers through an ongoing online conversation and discussion forum for each issue of The Monastic Way.

We read the same parts of Scripture so many times that as the years go by we often fail to hear them at all. In 2021, the Monastic Way will concentrate on some of those familiar passages and ask what those words might mean to us now. That’s what monastics call lectio, the reflective reading of Scripture in ways that change our lives today. Recite the line from Scripture every day and let it seep into your soul.

Each month of the 2021 Monastic Way focuses on a passage of Scripture—with the powerful, vibrant artwork of Helen David Brancato, IHM. 

$12.95/year gives you the online version that includes full access to The Monastic Way website and a pdf version emailed to you each month.

Gift option: Purchase an online license that allows you to forward the monthly pdf version to your family and friends. MORE INFORMATION HERE


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Vision and Viewpoint

Vision and Viewpoint includes Sister Joan's FREE weekly message Ideas in Passing. It also includes news, poems and more. Subscribers to this weekly email newsletter also receive notice of Sister Joan's new book releases, open registration for online courses, special pricing on books and spirituality materials and other helpful information.

Monasteries of the Heart Practices

Monastery of the Heart Practices is a members-only weekly newsletter from Monasteries of the Heart. It invites members to form a monastic heart by participating in the main elements of the living monastic tradition: prayer, lectio, good work, study and community.

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