Joan Chittister, O.S.B., is an internationally known writer and lecturer and the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality in Erie, Pennsylvania. A Benedictine Sister of Erie, Pennsylvania, she served as president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses, and was prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie for twelve years. Sister Joan received her doctorate from Penn State University in speech communications theory. She has received numerous awards for her work on behalf of peace and women in church and in society.
"Sister Joan Chittister is one of the great Christian spiritual masters of our time. I never come away from her books without being inspired, nourished and, most of all, challenged." --James Martin, SJ, author of The Jesuit's Guide to (Almost) Everything "As chaos and uncertainty reigns all around, Sister Joan's invitation to the sacred power waiting for us at the depths of our spirits could not be more necessary or timely. Radical Spirit renders the most enduring ancient practices of the faith accessible, compelling and liberating for the living of these day and is one of the most helpful and hopeful books of the season." --Paul Raushenbush, Senior Vice-President for Public Engagement at Auburn Seminary