Joan Chittister is an internationally known author and lecturer, and the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research centre for contemporary spirituality. She is past president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. She currently serves as co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women. Her many books include the bestseller The Gift of Years.
PRAISE FOR "TWO DOGS AND A PARROT": This thoughtful title should find a wide and enthusiastic audience with general readers...highly recommended. LIBRARY JOURNAL ..".this fine and often touching volume...discusses the spiritual connection between humans and their animal companions and explores the lessons to be learned... BOOKLIST ..".[a] volume of lessons and reflections...offered with a very tender, and at times humorous, tone...You don't need to be spiritually inclined to find significance in it and to take inspiration from it."THE BARK PRAISE FOR JOAN CHITTISTER and "THE GIFT OF YEARS": Joan Chittister has a prophetic voice that is desperately needed in our troubled time. KAREN ARMSTRONG It s the best book I have read on the subject of aging, a dazzling work radiant with gems of insight on every page. ANDREW GREELEY, on 'The Gift of Years' 'The Gift of Years' brims with insight, pluck, verve, and courage. HELEN PREJEAN Chittister beautifully downplays regrets and accents the rewards of a mature life...she focuses on the new beginnings that life can offer at this stage. LIBRARY JOURNAL This collection of inspirational reflections...abounds in gentle insights and arresting aphorisms. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY"