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Joan Chittister



Sister Joan D. Chittister is an American Benedictine nun, theologian, and advocate. She has written more than sixty books focusing both on monasticism and interfaith issues such as peace, justice, and equality, especially for women in church and society.

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Sister Joan Chittister at TEDxWomen 2012

Sister Joan Chittister talks about new ideas in faith and contemporary science that are challenging the traditional hierarchical view of women's place and role in society.

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Happiness

Everyone longs to be happy, yet many wrongly believe that happiness comes from having enough money, fame, personal comfort, worldly success, or even dumb luck. Happiness all too often seems to be an elusive, arbitrary thing—something that is always just out of reach.

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Anthony de Mello

Anthony DeMello was a teller of ancient stories whose stories rearranged the human landscape.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageDarkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight.

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Oprah Says Her Conversation with Sister Joan Was a “Wake-Up Call” | Super Soul Sunday | OWN

If you're feeling angry about the daily barrage of negative news in our disconnected culture, author and activist Sister Joan Chittister says we all have to ask ourselves: "What are we going to do about it?" Here, Oprah reveals why Sister Joan's advice was a wake-up call for her.

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For Everything a Season

Through the famous verses of Ecclesiastes, Joan Chittister reflects on timeless themes: the purpose and value of human life, the balance of joy and sorrow, work and rest, love and loss.

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Hobson’s Choice or a New Beginning

What would it look like if we expected our present political leaders to use the same approaches to national leadership as the Benedictine Order did 1,500 years ago?

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FindCenter Quotes ImageSpirituality without a prayer life is no spirituality at all, and it will not last beyond the first defeats. Prayer is an opening of the self so that the Word of God can break in and make us new. Prayer unmasks. Prayer converts. Prayer impels. Prayer sustains us on the way.

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Sister Joan Chittister: “Every Moral Moment Demands a Choice” | SuperSoul Sunday | OWN

Author and activist Sister Joan Chittister challenges us to combat apathy in our own lives. Rather than wait for others to solve the country’s problems, Sister Joan explains why it is both our moral and spiritual responsibility to take action ourselves, and make the world a better place for all.

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The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully

Not only accepting but celebrating getting old, this inspirational and illuminating work looks at the many facets of the aging process, from purposes and challenges to struggles and surprises.

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