An opportunity to read, reflect on, and discuss one of Joan Chittister’s books with other spiritual companions. Three times a year a new Joan Chittister book will be featured with reviews, impact stories from readers, videos on the books from Sister Joan, excerpts and inspiring quotes from the book. You are encouraged to join a two-week online discussion of the book that will be part of this ongoing feature.
Joan Chittister shows that the Rule of Benedict is designed for ordinary people who live ordinary lives. Written to provide a model of spiritual development for the average person who intends to live life beyond the superficial or the uncaring.
Wise and enduring spiritual guidelines for everyday living –– as relevant today as when The Rule was originally conceived by St. Benedict in fifth century Rome.
“An invitation to spirituality for the many who don’t think they are ‘spiritual’ – but far more than an invitation, a lengthy, wisdom-filled conversation.” – Eugene H. Peterson, author of Answering God
“Anyone who thinks that monasticism means turning away from the world needs this book. For the wisdom in Benedict’s Rule is translated here into a concern for our world and the way things like prayer and wholeness and leisure and obedience and peace can inform us.” – Robert McAfee Brown, professor emeritus of theology and ethics, Pacific School of Religion
“Makes me want to be a Benedictine.” – Richard Rohr, O.F.M., director of the Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico