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The Monastic Way   by Joan Chittister
Joan Chittister's
best-seller is
all new for 2015
The Monastic Way in 2015 brings
together best-selling author Joan
Chittister and award-winning artist
Brother Mickey McGrath in a strikingly
beautiful monthly subscription publication
that can nourish your spiritual growth.

Brother Mickey’s rendering of great
quotations from figures like Catherine of
Siena, Teilhard de Chardin, Abraham
Heschel, Teresa of Avila, and Edith Stein
are themselves pieces of art.

Sister Joan’s reflections on those ideas
can deepen your faith, broaden your
understanding of the wisdom figures
before you and prod your own insights on
the same subjects.

Allow this excursion through great ideas
to deepen your faith and lift your spirit.
12 months...12 profound quotations...
12 artful renderings...12 reflections...
365 daily insights from Joan Chittister
Brother Mickey O'Neill McGrath, Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, is an artist,
writer, and speaker who loves to explore the relationship between art and faith. He
currently lives and has an art studio in the heart of Camden, N.J., the poorest and most
violent city in the U.S. "Right out of brokenness beauty is born," he explains.

His work and ministry have been featured in
St. Anthony Messenger, USA Today, America
and many other periodicals. Several of his covers for America Magazine have
received awards from the Catholic Press Association. He creates art for many of today's
leading Catholic publishers, including the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Brother Mickey has published several popular and award-winning books, including Saved
by Beauty: A Spiritual Journey with Dorothy Day
Joan Chittister has been one of the church's key visionary voices and spiritual
leaders in the post-Vatican II period, crisscrossing the globe to speak on behalf of
women, peace and human rights. She is an eloquent preacher of the word and a prolific
and widely-read author of more than 50 books.

Currently she serves as a co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, a partner
organization of the UN, facilitating a worldwide network fo women peace builders,
particularly in the Middle East.

Joan is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie and Executive Director of
Benetvision. She is the animator of
Monasteries of the Heart, a web-based movement
that shares Benedictine spirituality with contemporary seekers. Find Joan's newest
Thank you for your May 2014 Monastic Way [with the theme "Every Day is Mother's Day"]. Being a 70-year-old
married childless woman, Mother's Day has always had a sting. Your reflections give me a different direction
to ponder, and I am grateful! We are ALL mothers! Physical motherhood is but one expression. God has
blessed me in countless other ways, and those are the gifts I need to think about and NOT the one He didn't
give. Thank you!  — M.H.

We have used
The Monastic Way for many years and look forward to its wisdom every day. — T & P

I want to thank you for your wonderful monthly pamphlet,
The Monastic Way. I have been receiving it and
reading it since December 2013. I love it! My cell mate gave me a copy and I’ve been hooked on it ever since.
My 18-month prison journey is coming to an end soon and I wanted to thank you for publishing
The Monastic
. I read the spiritual messages every day. After I get a job I will subscribe so I can continue to receive it
every month. — J.C.

I love receiving your
Monastic Way. It always supplies a fresh way of seeing the daily. — C. P-C
NOTE: The 2015 Monastic Way sample issues will
not be available until mid-December. We'll send
you a 2014 sample issue now.