277: Sister Joan Chittister on Fruits of the Spirit

Released Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
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Sister Joan Chittister is a Benedictine Sister of Erie, Pennsylvania. She is the author of over 50 books and is the winner of 14 Catholic Press Association Awards. Sister Joan is an international speaker who inspires both her audience and readers with her passion for justice, equality, and peace – especially for women, in both society and the church. In this episode, Eric and Sister Joan discuss her book, Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authent…
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In This Interview, Sister Joan Chittister and I Discuss…
  • Her book, Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authent…
  • How words matter
  • That experiences matter
  • Humility as the cornerstone of spirituality
  • The sanctification of the humble spirit
  • Self-superiority in American culture
  • Be who you are, know who you are, respect others around you and take your place in the human race
  • Humility is having an accurate picture of who you are
  • Her take on AA
  • How holiness is the same everywhere
  • That narcissism is a disease in our culture
  • Being willing to face yourself
  • How self-deprecation and self-aggrandizement are really the same things
  • Not thinking about yourself all the time
  • The burden of self
  • That we’re looking for freedom
  • Obedience as she defines it – it doesn’t mean we submit our souls to an authority figure. It’s grounded in the Latin word which means “to listen”
  • How each of us grows into the ability to listen
  • Endurance and Stability
  • That you can’t rush your own development
  • We become to be of service to others
  • How nothing of value spiritually comes overnight
  • The role of community in one’s great breakdowns in life


Sister Joan Chittister Links:
joanchittister.org
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40m 41s
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