Joan Chittister: Her Journey from Certainty to Faith

by Tom Roberts
Publisher: Orbis Books

Product Details
AudienceBiography, Memoir


Sister Joan Chittister is recognised internationally as a leading reformer of religious life, an inspiring advocate for justice and peace, and a forceful crusader for women’s rights, who refused to be silenced by the Vatican.

In this intimate biography, Tom Roberts reveals the interior Joan Chittister: the young survivor who witnessed years of domestic violence, who found both refuge and purpose in her religious vocation, whose brilliance produced a body of written work that will stand as one of the most profound expressions of spirituality and women’s concerns of this era.


Tom Roberts is editor-at-large for the National Catholic reporter, where he has worked for the past twenty years. Previously he worked for ten years as news editor at the Religious News Service.