It's Not about Perfection

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 31, 2019 1:05:00 AM

Perfection is not what being human is about. Perfection is simply not attainable in the human...

Learning Spiritual Discipline

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 26, 2019 1:02:00 AM

 

In the spiritual life, we are meant to prod our souls to regular discipline so that in doing...

God Speaks in Many Languages

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 17, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Exclusion in the name of God is the very worst of religious sins. God speaks in many tongues and...

The Spiritual Problem of Our Time

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 16, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The great spiritual problem of the day is being “like fish out of water.” A life without...

What the Desert Monastics Knew

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 15, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Clearly one of the pillars of the spiritual life, as far as the Desert Monastics were concerned,...

What We Bring to Prayer

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 3, 2019 5:00:00 AM

What we bring to the pursuit of the God of life is what we will get out of it. The regularity of...

God’s Life-Giving Water Brought You Here

by Franciscan Media on Jul 11, 2017 5:45:00 AM

The eleventh degree of humility in the Rule of Benedict treats a situation like this quite...