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The Gift of Years

The Gift of Years by Joan Chittister
Posted: Sep 18, 2017

Ellen Ratner, a noted news analyst and author, recently came to Erie to interview Joan Chittister, after reading her book The Gift of Years. Click here to listen to their conversation.

Joan Chittister, The Play

Joan Chittister preaching
Posted: Aug 23, 2017

The one woman play about Joan Chittister’s work, and its relevance for all women, was recently performed in Morristown, New Jersey. Written and performed by Teri Bays, whose mother was a childhood friend of Sister Joan, the play deals with Joan’s life as well the universal experiences of women. The first performance occurred on August 4th, 2017, in Sedona, Arizona, with another occurring on Aug. 25 in Flaggstaff, AZ. On September 15th and 18th, Bays performed it in New Jersey. Click here to read the review.

12 Steps Book Review

Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life by Joan Chittister
Posted: Aug 21, 2017

Now and then a book review “gets it,” really understands the essence of the author’s intent. Such is the case with this review by Alexander Steward of Radical Spirit by Joan Chittister, which appeared in the Englewood Review of Books. To read the review, click here.

Catholic Women Preach

Sister Joan Chittister at the podium
Posted: Aug 4, 2017

For a new interpretation of the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, listen to Joan Chittister on Catholic Women Preach. Sister Joan’s comments are now posted on this new website, which features theological reflection on the Scripture readings of the day by leading female scholars and other women engaged in gospel work in countries around the world. Click here.

Special Oprah Show:

Joan Chittister and Oprah Winfrey
Posted: Jul 28, 2017

In a special edition of Super Soul Sunday which appeared July 2, 2017, Oprah Winfrey sat down with today's top thinkers, teachers, and spiritual leaders to discuss the topic “Soul.” Joan Chittister is the lead voice in the program and also appears later in the show. To view, click here.

New Podcast on "Let the Music Play"

Joan Chittister preaching
Posted: Jul 24, 2017

In a 60-minute interview with Ashton Gustafson on “Let the Music Play” podcast, Joan Chittister discusses discovering the presence of the divine under our very feet and how we can celebrate the humanity of everyone whose path we intersect. Click here.

Listen Live

Joan Chittister participating in live interview
Posted: Jul 20, 2017

An interview with Joan Chittister was live-streamed on “The Drew Marshall Show: Canada’s Most Listened to Spiritual Talk Show” on Saturday, July 22. Sister Joan did a 20-minute interview on the show which airs from 2 to 4 p.m. To access the interview, click here.

Tom Roberts Interviews Sister Joan

Joan Chittister: Her Journey From Certainty to Faith by Tom Roberts
Posted: Jul 10, 2017

Last month, Joan Chittister’s online NCR column, “Make America, America Again," (click here) generated many comments and was reprinted on other websites. As a follow up, Tom Roberts, NCR editor-at-large and Sister Joan’s biographer, interviewed her on issues related to that article. The podcast opens with a conversation with playwright Patty McCarty about her play on the life of Dorothy Day, “This Other Love.” Sister Joan’s interview begins about 10 minutes into the podcast. To listen to the podcast, click here.

Endorsement of Gift of Years

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister
Posted: Jul 10, 2017

An endorsement of Joan Chittister’s book, Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully, as well as an excerpt from the book, appeared in this blog. Click here.

New Book Review

Two Dogs and a Parrot: What Our Animal Friends Can Teach Us About Life by Joan Chittister
Posted: Jul 10, 2017

Tui Motu, the InterIslands Magazine of Australia and New Zealand, recently printed a review of Two Dogs and Parrot by Joan Chittister (BlueBridge). Click here to read. And the July issue of the magazine contains a reprint of an article Sister Joan wrote for NCR online that Tui Motu titled, “Hold Fast to Dreams. Click here.