Whats New

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 will be live-streamed on “The Drew Marshall Show: Canada’s Most Listened to Spiritual Talk Show” on Saturday, July 22. Sister Joan will do 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.

Make America, America Again

Statue of Liberty
Posted: Jun 5, 2017

In Sister Joan's most recent NCR column she writes, "There's a pall hanging over the country these days. And it's everywhere. It colors every news article, of course....Worse, the depression infects our spiritual DNA, as well: What is truth anymore? What is fact now?" Click here to read the entire post which ends with a quote from Dorothy Day: "No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do."

Online Excerpt from Radical Spirit

Posted: Jun 5, 2017

An excerpt from Joan Chittister’s new book, Radical Spirit, printed in the May/June issue of Spirituality & Health is now available online. Click here to read.

NCR Column: Potential Loss of Democracy

Joan Chittister
Posted: May 23, 2017

Joan's most recent column in NCR,entitled "The Nuclear Option and the Potential Loss of Democracy," begins with these words: Don't be confused. This column is not about the Supreme Court. This column is about leadership of the democratic system. And its lack. In the Senate. Click here to read it in its entirety.

Faith & Reason

Sister Joan Chittister speaking to an audience in Erie, PA
Posted: May 22, 2017

Moyers & Company recently asked Joan Chittister to expand on a quote from her 2004 interview with Bill Moyers on what it means to be pro-life in the context of 2017 events. To read her statements, picked up by many online media outlets, click here.

Simple Grace

Simple GRACE highlights Radical Spirit by Joan Chittister
Posted: May 16, 2017

Featured in the June issue of simple GRACE, on sale now, is a short and inspirational description of Joan's new book, Radical Spirit. This is what it says: Celebrated nun and progressive social justice and women's rights activist, Sister Joan Chittister offers an actionable guide to finding freedom from pain. Centered on 12 rules inspired by ancient Christian teachings, the book shows how to chase away inner fears and tension by surrendering to God. Readers discover how to develop a deeper relationship with the Lord and live fully.
To purchase the book, click here.