Sr. Joan Chittister, O.S.B. is an internationally known writer and lecturer and the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality in Erie, Pennsylvania.
A Benedictine Sister of Erie, Pennsylvania, she served as president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses, and was prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie for twelve years.
Sr. Joan has written more than fifty books. Her latest is In God’s Holy Light: Wisdom from the Desert Monastics, which points to the ongoing relevance of such wisdom for today’s world.
Sr. Joan joins Eric on this week’s episode to talk about the book, her ongoing work on behalf of women throughout the world and much more. We also cover the news of the week, from the forthcoming canonization of Mother Teresa, the U.S. bishop’s meeting in Baltimore to Salt Lake City’s new mayor. And Eric shares a reflection on this Sunday’s gospel reading from John.