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What's coming for 2021

The Monastic Way by Joan Chittister
In 2020 we expanded The Monastic Way with an extra panel that offers mantras and prompts for reflection and action to help you live more fully into the wisdom of this small but powerful publication.

In 2021, we are inviting you to make
The Monastic Way
even more your own with periodic
mini-webinars with Joan Chittister,
online conversations and
discussion forums.

Every one of our subscribers takes Sister Joan's daily inspiration to heart in a different way because each one of us is unique. Yet at the same time, as we are experiencing in our new world reality, we are all also intimately connected. These new initiatives will help us find our way now with our own insight, yes, but also in relationship with others around the globe. Our well-being, our future and the future of our world depend on it.

Annual Online Subscription — $12.95

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
About the author and the 2020 artist:

Joan ChittisterJoan 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.