Our Holy Yearnings
Sr. Joan Chittister
Number of pages: 112
A look at the daily struggle between the imperfect and the divine.
This newest treasury of Joan’s wisdom explores how God calls each of us to become fully alive. Here she reflects on the myth of perfection, our need for failure, the power of true humility, reverence for the created world and the search for God.
“When God is the ‘monos,’ the only goal of our lives,” she says, “we are living a ‘monastic’ life, whatever the shape—married, single, or religious—the monastery of my own particular soul-life may be.”
This is Joan Chittister at her finest—brilliant, brave and deeply mindful of the infinite possibilities that exist in each of us.
Sr. Joan Chittister is a prolific author of more than 50 books, a columnist, an award winner, a renowned international lecturer and one of the best-known and most influential Catholics in the world today. She is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania.