Joan Chittister is an internationally known author, lecturer and visionary voice in church and society. She has written more than 60 books and received numerous awards for her writings and work on behalf of peace, justice and women’s rights. Sister Joan’s appearance on Super Soul Sunday with Oprah Winfrey in May 2019 resulted in her book The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage skyrocketing up the best-seller charts.
Joan Chittister is executive director of Benetvision, a resource center for contemporary spirituality, and the guiding force of Monasteries of the Heart, an online movement sharing Benedictine spirituality with contemporary seekers. Sister Joan is an online columnist for the National Catholic Reporter and co-chairs the Global Peace Initiative of Women. She is past president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and is a former prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie. Her latest books include Dear Joan Chittister: Conversation with Women in the Church and The Time is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage.Find Joan's newest publications here.
Brother Mickey O'Neill McGrath, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, is an award-winning artist, author, and speaker whose works explore and celebrate the relationship of art, beauty, and faith. Much of Brother Mickey’s sacred art is designed at the request of various church communities, or commissioned by individuals. His illustrations are sought as cover art; for magazine articles and for use in textbooks, by leading Catholic publishers. Most recently, Brother Mickey has traveled to Kenya, Nairobi, to design and paint murals, hoping to bring beauty to young people living with HIV, and to St. Joseph Indian School in South Dakota to paint a mural of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, The Blessed Mother, and Black Elk whose cause is up for canonization.
As an author of 21 books, he has won numerous awards from the Catholic Press Association and the Association of Catholic Publishers. His most recent, A Holy Mosaic, is published by World Library Association. Brother Mickey also travels throughout the United States, presenting numerous reflections, retreats, and workshops that combine his art, gospel stories, and lives of the saints. Brother Mickey currently lives and works in Camden, N.J.