Ideas in Passing
from Joan Chittister
New from Joan Chittister:
A Prayer for Animals
A joyful heart
Too often we wait for joy to come to us
when the real truth is that joy is something
we must take responsibility for creating,
not just for ourselves but for others as
well. The beauty of joy is that, like a
stained glass window through which light
breaks into a myriad of colors, it enables us
to see how good life is, even when it seems
that it isn’t. Joy is not an event; it is an
attitude a healthy person takes into every
situation in life—work, family, social life,
and even moments of personal stress. It
speaks of hope and openness, .
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“Until one has loved an animal, a part of
one's soul remains unawakened,” wrote
Anatole France. It is in this spirit that Joan
Chittister has written a prayer to honor
the presence of animals in our lives.

Whether you have a special pet, wish you
had a pet, love animals or simply love
someone who loves animals, this new
prayer by Sister Joan breaks open the
often extraordinary bond between pets
and people.

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Illuminations: ABCs of the Spiritual Life
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2014 Speaking Schedule

The Episcopal Network for
Stewardship Conference,
Emory University, Atlanta GA
June 7

Lecture Series of University
Congregational United Church
of Christ and University Temple
Methodist, Seattle, WA
June 19-21         
with Marcus J. Borg and John
Dominic Crossan

Chautauqua Institution,
Chautauqua, NY
July 14
Public lecture: The Role of a
Citizen in a Just Democracy

Sisters of St Joseph, Albany
Province, Albany, NY
September 18

Christ Episcopal Church,
Charlotte, NC
October 12
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