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Sister Joan speaks in Kalamazoo Michigan
Posted: Jun 11, 2018

​Joan Chittister spoke to a packed house on “Radical Spirit” at the Chenery auditorium in Kalamazoo, MI on Friday, June 1. She also met for an input session with the staff of the Fetzer Institute, co-sponsors, along with the Transformations Spirituality Center, of Sister Joan’s event.

New Book

We Are All One by Joan Chittister
Posted: May 11, 2018

We are One: Unity, Community and Commitment to Each Other is another in a series of small, but weighty books by Joan Chittister published by 23rd Publications. This is the seventh reflection book in the series, which began in 2009 with the publication of the best-selling, Breath of the Soul. The publishers write, “These powerful meditations, filled with wisdom gained from spiritual leaders who have inspired Sister Joan’s own thought, will inspire your own prayer and group sharing, leading you to the simple but profound truth: We are all one.”

Michigan Lecture

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB
Posted: May 10, 2018

The Transformations Spirituality Center and Fetzer Institute are sponsoring a talk and book signing by Joan Chittister, at Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI, on Friday, June 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. Sister Joan will speak on the themes of her latest book, Radical Spirit. For more information, click here.

From Certainty to Faith

Joan Chittister and Breanna Mekuly at St. Norbert's College
Posted: Apr 23, 2018

The recent interview of Sister Joan Chittister by St. Norbert College aluma and former Joan Chittister intern, Breanna Mekuly, was in such demand that the Wisconsin college had it live-streamed. You can access the interview here, but fast-forward the first 28 minutes…then the program begins.
(L.to R: Bridget Burke Ravizza, organizer of event, Sister Joan, and Breanna)

Atlanta Alert

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB
Posted: Apr 23, 2018

The Aquinas Center of Theology will welcome international lecturer and award-winning author Joan Chittister to speak on Sunday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Cannon Chapel, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Sister Joan will present a lecture on her most recent book, Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life (2017, Random House). Drawing on the ancient teaching of Saint Benedict, the book offers a practical program to help people transform their thinking and rebel against fears, judgments, and insecurities. The event is free and open to the public, although a donation is suggested. For more information and to register, click here.

Women Preachers

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB
Posted: Apr 2, 2018

Joan Chittister was one of the women interviewed in a special feature, “In the Footsteps of Mary Magdalene,” that appeared in the Erie Times-News on Easter Sunday. To read the article by Dana Massing, click here.

Let's Do Justice

A Little Child Shall Lead Them
Posted: Mar 19, 2018

"A Little Child Shall Lead Them," Joan Chittister's most recent NCRonline column, draws attention to the significance of the student led demonstrations to stop gun violence. To read her "From Where I Stand" message, click here.

Commentary on Papacy

Pope Franicis
Posted: Mar 12, 2018

Joan Chittister is one of the contributors to “Francis at Five Years” a National Catholic Reporter feature series, marking the 5th anniversary of the Pope’s election. To read Sister Joan’s column, “Francis invites change, but we are the change,” click here.

Radical Spirit Honored

Radical Spirit:12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life by Joan Chittister
Posted: Mar 5, 2018

Spirituality & Health Magazine named Radical Spirit by Joan Chittister as one the best books of 2017. In its January/February 2018 issue, the editors chose eleven books noting, “Look to these exceptional titles as guidance to navigate your way through the joys and heartbreaks of this one precious life.”

NBC Today Show

Joan and Maria Shriver
Posted: Feb 28, 2018

Maria Shriver shared how Joan Chittister and the Benedictine Sisters of Erie helped change her opinion of power while being interviewed on the NBC Today Show, Tuesday, Feb. 27. Shriver, who was being interviewed about her new book, I’ve Been Thinking: Reflections, Prayers and Meditations for a Meaningful Life, was asked to comment on the chapter, “What I Learned About Power from a Community of Nuns.” In that chapter, Shriver recounts her second visit to Erie, and notes that her experience with her friend Sister Joan and the community helped her realize that true power “comes from values, from beliefs, from purpose, from within.”

To view the five-minute TV interview, click here.

To purchase the book, click here.