As we look at our world, our political system, our church, our neighborhoods, our families and our own hearts, we see that we all bear the scars of struggle, past and present. Joan Chittister, OSB is prophetic and someone who speaks boldly from where she stands. Sister Joan is part of the long Benedictine tradition of one who “listens with the ear of the heart.” From that sacred space, Joan will reflect on and share with us the hope that’s born only through enduring the scars and embracing the struggle.
About Joan Chittister, OSB
Joan Chittister, OSB is an outspoken advocate of justice, peace and equality — especially for women world-wide — and has been one of America’s visionary spiritual voices for more than 30 years.
As a Benedictine Sister of Erie, Pa., Joan Chittister has focused her life’s work on the development of contemporary spirituality, a redefinition and renewal of Benedictine life for seekers today, and justice for the oppressed and marginalized, particularly those in prison. Her column for the National Catholic Reporter, "From Where I Stand" is widely acclaimed. Chittister holds a master's degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in speech communication theory from Penn State University.
Catherine Nerney, SSJ