Sr. Joan Chittister, O.S.B.

2012 Annual Rev. Bernie Clark, C.S.C. Lecture

“An Uncommon Search for the Common Good”

Sr. Joan Chittister, O.S.B., is one of the most articulate social analysts and influential religious leader of our times. For 40 years she has put her energy into advocating for the critical questions impacting the global community. Courageous, passionate and charged with energy, she is a much sought after speaker, counselor and clear voice across all religions. A best-selling author of more than 50 books, columnist and noted international lecturer, she has received numerous honors for her work on behalf of peace, human rights, women’s issues and church renewal.

She currently serves as co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, a partner organization of the UN, and was an advisor for the groundbreaking report, “A Woman’s Nation,” led by Maria Shriver. She is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, PA, and the animator of Monasteries of the Heart, a web-based movement sharing Benedictine spirituality with contemporary seekers, and the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality.