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Introducing the 2019 The Monastic Way

The Monastic Way by Joan Chittister “It’s important to remember that the monk Saint Benedict was a layperson who called other laypeople to live differently,” Sister Joan Chittister reminds us. “He was intent on having seekers create a new heart, and this heart had to be immersed in the human community.”

If you are a seeker in search of a new heart, a new way to live in the world, then consider subscribing to The Monastic Way, a monthly reflection publication by Joan Chittister. In the 2019 issues, Sister Joan will explore monastic values sorely needed in our times—holy leisure, community, vision, nonviolence, prayer and solitude, stewardship of creation….

Sister Joan’s reflections will be accompanied by artist Marcy Hall’s creative renderings of monks. The reflections and drawings will speak to the monk that lives in each of us—that single-hearted search for God, for a heart that beats with love for all God created.

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Here’s what you receive with an annual online subscription to The Monastic Way:
•   Twelve monthly electronic issues of this best-selling publication
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About the author and the artist:

Joan ChittisterJoan Chittister is an internationally known author, lecturer and visionary voice in church and society. She has written more than 40 books and received numerous awards for her writings and work on behalf of peace, justice and women’s rights. She 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. Find Joan's newest publications here.

Marcy Hall, an artist from Erie, PA, illustrates the 2018 Joan Chittister calendar with her vibrant, whimsical, yet deeply reflective acrylic paintings. Marcy, who has sold her paintings and prints worldwide, has also done extensive work with the Abbey of the Arts website and its founder Christine Valters Paintner in developing the Dancing Monk series. Marcy is an animal lover and is always working on pet portraits to honor and memorialize beloved animals - her work includes cats, dogs, guinea pigs and even an armadillo. She was the artist for the sold-out 2016 Joan Chittister calendar. Order Marcy's artwork here.