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Announcing the 2018 The Monastic Way

2017 Monastic Way by Joan Chittister
Maria Shriver reads it every morning. About 2,000 men and women in prisons across the country reach for it every day. People keep it in their bible…their purse…their prayer space for daily meditation. IT is The Monastic Way, a monthly reflection piece by Joan Chittister. In the 2018 Monastic Way, Sister Joan shares her penetrating insights on wisdom quotes from 12 women who spoke out against injustice and forged a path of righteousness in difficult times. The 2018 Monastic Way features vibrant portraits of these 12 women by artist Marcy Hall, a quote from each woman, and a daily reflection by Joan Chittister. You can receive the monthly online or in print version.
Here’s what you receive with an annual online subscription to The Monastic Way:
•   Twelve monthly electronic issues of this best-selling publication
•   A monthly email alerting you that a new issue has been posted
•   An attractive pdf version of the current month to print and/or download
•   A convenient home page with today’s reflection
•   An archive of past issues
•   Each entire issue on one web page for medium and large screens

All this for only $12.95/year

See the 2018 Joan Chittister Calendar that also features the artwork of Marcy Hall. Makes a great companion gift!

SUBSCRIBE NOW for $12.95. To make sure you get the entire 2018 collection, when you subscribe now we'll give you three free issues—you'll get the last three of 2017 and all 12 issues of 2018.
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.


Thank you for your May 2014 Monastic Way [with the theme "Every Day is Mother's Day"]. Being a 70-year-old married childless woman, Mother's Day has always had a sting. Your reflections give me a different direction to ponder, and I am grateful! We are ALL mothers! Physical motherhood is but one expression. God has blessed me in countless other ways, and those are the gifts I need to think about and NOT the one He didn't give. Thank you! — M.H.

We have used The Monastic Way for many years and look forward to its wisdom every day. — T. & P.

I want to thank you for your wonderful monthly pamphlet, The Monastic Way. I have been receiving it and reading it since December 2013. I love it! My cell mate gave me a copy and I've been hooked on it ever since. My 18-month prison journey is coming to an end soon and I wanted to thank you for publishing The Monastic Way. I read the spiritual messages every day. After I get a job I will subscribe so I can continue to receive it every month. — J.C.

I love receiving your Monastic Way. It always supplies a fresh way of seeing the daily. — C. P.-C.