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Joan D. Chittister Quotes

Benedictine spirituality, after all,
is life lived to the hilt.
It is a life of concentration
on lifes ordinary dimensions.
It is an attempt to do
the ordinary things of life
extraordinarily well.
— Joan D. Chittister —

Beware the religion that turns you against another one. It's unlikely that it's really religion at all.

— Joan D. Chittister

We should employ our passions in the service of life," Sir Richard Steele wrote, "not spend life in the service of our passions.

— Joan D. Chittister

I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don't? Because you don't want any tax money to go there. That's not pro-life. That's pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.

— Joan D. Chittister

In scripture God brings the animals to the human for naming. In that simple act the human is brought to recognize the particular personality and worth of each living creature. Too bad we forget so often.

— Joan D. Chittister

Life is a thing of many stages and moving parts. What we do with ease at one time of life we can hardly manage at another. What we could not fathom doing when we were young, we find great joy in when we are old. Like the seasons through which we move, life itself is a never-ending series of harvests, a different fruit for every time.

— Joan D. Chittister

Imagine how happy, how holy, life would be if we ever really learn to see beauty.

— Joan D. Chittister

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