Ideas in Passing
from Joan Chittister
The Way of the Cross:
the Path to New Life
Lent--a time to choose direction
Lent is an opportunity to look again at who
we are, at where we’re going in life, at
how we’re getting to where we say we
want to go. The Chinese say, “If you don’t
know where you’re going, any road will
take you there.” But the aimlessness, the
confusion, the anomie that go with it, wear
us down, wear us out.

Everybody needs to know that they have
lived for something.....>>>

The Way of the Cross: the
Path to New Life
By Joan Chittister, art by
Janet McKenzie

Inspiring meditations on the
Way of the Cross for
everyone's life journey.

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2014 Speaking Schedule

Mercyhurst University
Erie, PA
April 30
Joan D. Chittister
lecture by Tom Roberts,
editor-at-large for the
National Catholic Reporter

The Episcopal Network for
Stewardship Conference,
Emory University, Atlanta GA
June 7

Lecture Series of University
Congregational United Church
of Christ and University Temple
Methodist, Seattle, WA
June 19-21         
with Marcus J. Borg and John
Dominic Crossan

Chautauqua Institution,
Chautauqua, NY
July 14
Public lecture: The Role of a
Citizen in a Just Democracy

Sisters of St Joseph, Albany
Province, Albany, NY
September 18

Christ Episcopal Church,
Charlotte, NC
October 12
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Gateway to Resurrection
By Joan Chittister

Contemporary meditations on the
traditional Stations of the Cross. Reflection
questions and prayer accompany each
station. Color illustrations are
reproductions of African batik stations from

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The Sacred In-Between
By Joan Chittister
Life. Plans. Hope. Dignity. Death. And Life
again. Here Sister Joan reflects on all this
and more. These succinct seeds of
wisdom are imbued with a deep awareness
of God’s love for us through all the joys,
failures, misunderstandings, and questions
of each day. “Life,” says Sister Joan, “is
about doing the best you can in the
moment in which you find yourself so
that, eventually, you can find yourself
even wiser than you now are.” Brief yet
powerful, these meditations are perfect
companions for each day of life’s journey

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