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The sin of tradition

Jan 22, 2018

In God's Holy Light: Wisdom from the Desert Monastics by Joan Chittistert

What is our obligation?

Excerpt from In God's Holy Light: Wisdom from the Desert Monastics

Jan 16, 2018

The Breath of the Soul: Reflections on Prayer by Joan Chittister

Nourishing a relationship

Excerpt from The Breath of the Soutl; Reflections on Prayer

Jan 8, 2018

A New Year's Gift

Jan 2, 2018

A gift that counted

Dec 27, 2017

How to “make straight the way of God”

Dec 18, 2017

On the goodness of flesh

Dec 11, 2017

Life Is for Living: Advent Reflections by Joan Chittister

The waiting season

Excerpt from Life Is for Living: Advent Reflections by Joan Chittister

Dec 4, 2017

A month of contemplation

Nov 28, 2017

The Breath of the Soul: Reflections on Prayer by Joan Chittister

Let us give thanks

Excerpt from The Br—from “The Breath of the Soul: Reflections on Prayer" by Joan Chittister (Twenty-Third Publications) eath of the Soutl; Reflections on Prayer

Nov 20, 2017

A Monastery Almanac by Joan Chittister

A thousand deaths

Excerpt from A Monastery Almanac

Nov 13, 2017

Be not silent

Nov 6, 2017

The Monastic Way by Joan Chittister

In need of heroes

Excerpt from The Monastic Way

Oct 30, 2017

The Breath of the Soul: Reflections on Prayer by Joan Chittister

Seduced by the good

Excerpt from The Breath of the Soutl; Reflections on Prayer

Oct 23, 2017

Aspects of the Heart: the Many Paths to a Good Life by Joan Chittister

A questioning heart

Excerpt from Aspects of the Heart: The Many Paths to the Good Life

Oct 16, 2017

Where Is God?

Oct 11, 2017

In God's Holy Light: Wisdom From the Desert Monastics by Joan Chittister

What can separate us from God?

Excerpt from In God's Holy Light: Wisdom From the Desert Monastics

Oct 3, 2017

Called to Question: A Spiritual Memoir by Joan Chittister

A wisdom in natural rhythm

Excerpt from Callef to Question: A Spiritual Memoir

Sep 25, 2017

Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life by Joan Chittister

Silence is not for its own sake

Excerpt from Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life

Sep 18, 2017

The dissenter is always most loyal

Excerpt from “The Woman Who Wouldn’t: When Vision Gives Voice to Dissent,” by Joan Chittister, in Not Less than Everything, edited by Catherine Wolff (HarperCollins)

Sep 11, 2017

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