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Entries by Sister Joan Chittister, OSB from 08/2010

Holy Wealth: The Purpose of Riches

| Posted 08.04.2010 | Religion

Clearly, the purpose of wealth is not security. The purpose of wealth is reckless generosity, the kind that sings of the lavish love of God, the kind that rekindles hope on dark days, the kind that reminds us that God is with us always.

Mercy Is What God Does for Us

| Posted 08.11.2010 | Religion

Mercy is the trait of those who realize their own weakness enough to be kind to those who are struggling with theirs. It is, as well, the measure of the God-life in us.

The 'Ground Zero Mosque' Conundrum: Lessons From the Convent at Auschwitz

| Posted 08.18.2010 | Religion

The world has been here before on this one. And Christians, of all people, should know what it means to be rebuffed by those who perceived our attempt to make peace as just another kind of wound.

The Artist and Monk Are One

| Posted 08.23.2010 | Religion

Basic to art are the very qualities demanded of the monk: single-mindedness, beauty, immersion, praise and creativity. The merger of one with the other makes for great art; the meaning of one for the other makes for great soul.