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Carlow University, a liberal arts college in Pittsburgh, PA, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, presented Joan Chittister with an honorary degree during its

In case you missed it, Joan Chittister was featured in the final event of Network Lobby's virtual Nuns on the Bus national tour, “Who We Elect Matters."

Sister Joan was a featured speaker during the 2020 Chautauqua Institution Summer Session.

Joan Chittister was the Keynote Speaker at the National Older Adults Conference, on September 3, 2019.

Joan Chittister, OSB speaking at 4th World Congress of Benedictine Oblates

Presented by Joan Chittister to the Fourth World Congress of Benedictine Oblates, Rome, November 4—10, 2017.

Joan Chittister on Catholic Women Preach

For a new interpretation of the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, listen to Joan Chittister on Catholic Women Preach.

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Sr. Joan Chittister speaks about the interior life.

The Spirituality of Hope

In this video produced by the Chicago Sunday Evening Club, Sister Joan speaks of hope and says, “The spiritual task of life is to feed hope. Hope is not something to be found outside of us.

Sister Joan Addresses Annual Meeting of Erie Community Foundation

Sister Joan Chittister addressed the 2015 annual meeting of the Erie Community Foundation. At the end of her address, she was awarded the Edward C. Doll Community Service Award.

From Contemplation to Justice

In this short, succinct video message, produced by Chicago Sunday Evening Club, Joan Chittister teaches that “contemplation is immersion in the God who created the world for all of us" Using messag

Charter for Compassion

Inter-religious dialogue is a top priority for Joan Chittister as she explains in this brief video recorded for the Charter of Compassion.

Peace Summit with the Dalai Lama 7: Sister Joan Chittister

Joan Chittister addresses the question of whether religions of the world can work together to reduce violent conflict and build peaceful, pluralistic societies during the first summit on Religion,

Sister Joan Chittister at TEDxWomen 2012

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.

Joan Chittister: The Spirituality of Struggle Part 1

Joan Chittister tells about her deep struggle as a young nun to reconcile her dream of studying at America's premier creative writing program to become a fiction writer -- a dream that seemed withi

Joan Chittister: The Spirituality of Struggle Part 2

Joan Chittister asks us to consider the benefits of struggle and darkness in life and how they can develop our soul and redefine our faith.