Whats New

Sixth NCR Column on Humility

Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life by Joan Chittister
Posted: Apr 15, 2019

What does it mean for us to be content with less than the best? Joan Chittister explores this ancient precept of the Rule of Benedict, and its implications for us today, in her latest column for the National Catholic Reporter. Click here to read the full article.

Look Out for Kolbe Times Interview

The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage
Posted: Apr 9, 2019

An interview with Joan Chittister will be published in the Kolbe Times this week. Kolbe Times is a Christian eMagazine and website, with articles on spirituality, the arts and social justice, founded in 2010 by a group of Third Order Franciscans committed to compassion and community. Sister Joan was interviewed on one of her latest books, The Time Is Now. Click here after April 11 to check for the interview.

Joan D. Chittister Lecture Series

Joan Chittister & Teri Beys
Posted: Apr 8, 2019

Mercyhurst University’s Joan D. Chittister Lecture Series will present Joan Chittister: Her story, my story, our story, on May 3, 2019, at 7 p.m. Written and performed by Teri Bays, this performance is a one-woman play about the intersecting lives of women facing adversity, abuse, and injustice. Joan Chittister will respond following the presentation. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, April 22, at the D’Angelo Performing Arts Center box office, which is open Monday-Friday noon-5 p.m. If you are considering attending, click here for more information about obtaining tickets and for directions to the theater.

Fifth NCR Column on Humility

Sister Joan Chittister
Posted: Apr 1, 2019

Joan Chittister’s latest column on humility, and how admitting when we’ve made mistakes can change our modern world, is now available at the National Catholic Reporter. Click here to read the full piece.

An Interview on NPR

At Lent, Catholics Reflect On Faith As Sex Abuse Scandal Shakes The Church
Posted: Mar 11, 2019

Sister Joan was interviewed on the subject of Lent by Michel Martin of National Public Radio on the program, All Things Considered. Click here to read highlights of the interview and to listen to the full broadcast.

Interview About New Book

The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage
Posted: Mar 11, 2019

Welton Gaddy, host of the radio program State of Belief, had an extended interview with Joan Chittister this week. You can listen to their conversation, which touches on the current state of the world, what it means to be courageous, and what she wishes she could go back in time to tell her younger self, by clicking here.

New Series - Third Column by Sister Joan

Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life by Joan Chittister
Posted: Mar 4, 2019

In her latest column in the National Catholic Reporter, Joan Chittister describes how following the third step of humility—take direction from wisdom figures—can help to solve our current national and global crises. Click here.

New Series - 2nd Column

Posted: Feb 20, 2019

The 2nd step of humility, Know that God’s Will Is Best, is explored by Joan Chittister in her ongoing series for the National Catholic Reporter. Click here.

New Series

Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Life a Free and Authentic Life by Joan Chittister
Posted: Feb 4, 2019

“How about if we spend some time talking about humility?” writes Tom Roberts, executive editor of NCR in his introduction to a new series by Joan Chittister that will appear on alternating weeks over the next six months. To read more about a topic that “is about as counter-cultural as one might get given the zero-sum nature of our politics and the culture-war approach many take toward faith….” click here.

To read the first column by Sister Joan, “Fixing Everything: First, let God be God,” click here.

New Column

Sister Joan Chittister
Posted: Jan 22, 2019

“How to save Western civilization—again” is the title of Joan Chittister’s new NCRonline blog. Here’s a hint on how to do it—check out 6th century Rome and see what one person did. To read more, click here.