Contemporary spirituality includes multiple forms of devotion and meditation. In this e-course, Joan Chittister looks at the most fundamental of them all -- reading and writing -- and their relationship to the development of the spiritual life.

"Contemplation is coming to see the world as God sees the world, of learning to put on the mind of Christ," explains Sr. Joan. "That takes a stripping away of old thoughts, the old assumptions, the old world view. For me, reading and writing is a necessary part of that exchange."

For this exclusive 12-part retreat, Sr. Joan looks at how reading can be a starting point for a spiritual journey and writing can be a further expression of it.

  • You will receive short videos in which Sr. Joan examines poetry, the personal reflection, and journaling as special avenues for the growth of the soul. She will also share her own journey as a writer.
  • In between the emails with the videos, you will receive a brief literature selection to reflect upon and be given optional writing prompts to pursue.

We invite you to release the contemplative in you through this combination of spiritual wisdom and practice. (4 CEHs for chaplains available.)

(Monastery of the Heart members and other visitors from Benetvision, if you have not previously taken an e-course from Spirituality & Practice, which is a different system from MOH, then you will need to "Create an S&P Account" during the checkout process. Our system will not recognize your password from MOH.)

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