pic-eld-joanSISTER JOAN D. CHITTISTER, O.S.B is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania where she served as prioress for 12 years. She writes a web column for the National Catholic Reporter, From Where I Stand, and speaks on women in the church and society, human rights, and peace and justice in the areas of war and poverty and religious life and spirituality.