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Spiritual Guides for Today: The Time is Now


Spiritual Guides for Today: The Time is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage by Joan Chittister

4-Part Book Series, October 2019 

In The Time Is Now, a Call to Uncommon Courage, Sister Joan Chittister offers a compelling vision for readers to combat complacency and to propel ourselves toward creating a world of justice, freedom, peace, and empowerment. By pairing scriptural insights with stirring narratives of the truth-tellers that came before us, Sister Joan’s energizing message invites us to participate in a vision for a world greater than the one we find ourselves in today. This is spirituality in action, and is practical and powerful activism for our times. 

Benedictine Sister and gifted spiritual guide, Joan Chittister has been called “one of our most well-known and trusted contemporary spiritual authors” by Publishers Weekly. She has authored more than 50 books, including The Gift of Years, Monastery of the Heart, and Transformed by Hope, and has been a passionate voice for women’s rights, a fervent proponent of personal faith and spiritual fulfillment. Chittister draws on the wisdom of prophets–both ancient and modern–to help us confront the societal forces that oppress and silence the sacred voices among us. 

Facilitators for this series are Sister Ingrid Clemmensen, O.P. and Mary Ellen Parker. Sessions are held in the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse Library 4 Thursdays, 1-2:30pm, in October: 

  • October 3 
  • October 10 
  • October 17 
  • October 24 

Read Chapter 1 for first meeting and bring your own copy of the book.

Register by 9/30/19 Group size is limited. Please register early at 

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