Conversation and book reading with Sister Joan Chittister

Joan Chittister reads from her new book, Two Dogs and a Parrot, at The Writing Studio

Award-winning author Sister Joan Chittister discussed and read sections from her new book, Two Dogs and a Parrot: What Our Animal Friends Can Teach Us About Life, to a standing-room-only audience on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at The Writing Studio. View the reading video here.

Sister Joan offered both heartwarming stories and thought-provoking reflections about what her beloved pets have added to her spiritual development and what all animal companions can offer to us.

She writes: “This is a book about reestablishing the human-animal relationships creation meant us to have…. My animal friends drew me out of myself and made me aware of another whole level of what it means to be alive. They gave me a much broader vision than it would have been if I had shaped it for myself….”

Interspersed with Sister Joan’s presentation will be short readings from her recently released biography Joan Chittister: from Certainty to Faith by Tom Roberts.


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