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The Time Is Now


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Beloved nun and social activist Joan Chittister, who appeared on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday, offers a soul-stirring and inspiring guide that speaks to all who feel disillusioned and dissatisfied with the power-hungry institutions and systems of this world.

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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 12 years. Sister Joan received her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University in speech communications theory. She has received numerous awards for her work on behalf of peace and women in church and in society.


Praise for Joan Chittister and The Time is Now

"Chittister's voice has a clarity and a vigor that encourages us, in spite of everything, to look ahead with optimism and a sense of endless possibility."--Catholic Outlook

A modern prophet.--Judith Valente, author of Atchison Blue and correspondent for PBS's Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Joan Chittister is that rare combination of a gifted spiritual writer and a great prophetic voice in our church, speaking out for women, for minorities, and for all marginalized people. When I think of someone who speaks truth to power, I think of Joan.--James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage Chittister has earned her place as one of the illuminators of our age.--Chicago Tribune

"As always, Joan has put her finger and her pen to the right and needed words."--Richard Rohr, O.F.M., founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation and author of Falling Upward "Joan Chittister is a legend...she invites you to cling to Jesus, dive into the world's pain, and do something daring and beautiful with your life."--Shane Claiborne, cofounder of The Simple Way and author of Common Prayer

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