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Carlow University, a liberal arts college in Pittsburgh, PA, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, will present Joan Chittister with an honorary degree during its virtual 2021 graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 8. Sister Joan will also give a brief commencement address during the ceremony. “Sister Joan has provided our graduates with the message they need to hear in these turbulent time,” said Suzanne K. Mellon, president of Carlow University. “We are grateful for her clarion voice that provides the pathway we need to follow to build a more just and merciful world.” The commencement will be posted on the university’s website the morning of May 8.