Psst…No one is Laughing…
Sister Joan Chittister – a Rock Star Benedictine nun to some -and a Rock- to others- dared to speak out…
“But Chittister — now 79 and very much alive, thank you — has another reason why the time has come.
“All my professional life, I have spoken my heart out for the role of women all over the world. It’s a theological thing, a deeply moral thing, the determining issue for the integrity of the Church and the advancement of any state,” she told Religion News Service in an interview about the book.
“It’s time to acknowledge that this material is not just theological and rhetorical. It’s real. I’m not just talking from compassion, from a world I don’t know anything about. I’m talking about myself — and all social classes, all kinds of people.”
“I saw it as maybe my last major presentation on behalf of women who are trapped by circumstances of religion, law, custom, and culture,” said Chittister.
In the book and in interviews, she tells of joining the Erie Benedictine community “not as a refuge or escape from life, but for the kind of life I thought was possible — a Christian community as a model of peace.”
– In 2001, the Vatican forbade Sr Joan to speak on discipleship at a women’s ordination conference in Ireland.
Chittister spoke anyway.
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