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Our Holy Yearnings

Life Lessons for Becoming Our Truest Selves

Author(s): Joan Chittister

ISBN13: 9781627850469

ISBN10: 1627850465

Publisher: Paulist Press International (19 Sept. 2014)

Extent: 104 pages

Binding: Hardcover

Size: 16.7 x 12.3 x 1.4 cm

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  • 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.

  • Joan Chittister


    Joan Chittister is an internationally known author and lecturer, and the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality. She serves as cochair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, a partner organization of the UN, facilitating a worldwide network of women peace builders. Her books include The Gift of Years, The Monastery of the Heart, and Uncommon Gratitude (with the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams). She is past president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and was prioress of her community, the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania, for twelve years.



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