Turning a prejudiced world around, one heart at a time

Joan Chittister: a Benedictine nun with a master’s degree from Notre Dame University.
And a PH.D from Penn State.
Before this weekend I had no idea who she is.

On Sunday I was visiting with a friend. As usual we talked about the favorite moments and activities of the week.
That’s when I first heard of Joan Chittister.
My friend was reading one of her books and shared with me several excerpts.

I liked what I heard.
So when I came back home I “asked” Google for more information
She is a prolific writer — many books; and hundreds of articles.
I certainly want to read her latest book, “Two Dogs and a Parrot”.
(For obvious reasons : )

The search also brought up Chittister’s take on different topics.

On religion:
“Beware the religion that turns you against another one. It’s unlikely that it’s really religion at all.”

On compassion:
“Compassion is the ability to understand how difficult it is for the people
to be the best of what they want to be at all times.”

On hospitality:
“Hospitality means we take people into the space that is our lives
and our minds and our hearts.

Hospitality is the way we turn a prejudiced world around,
one heart at a time.”

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