Speaking to Catholic writer Tom Roberts, Sister Joan Chittister told him her own secret history, of growing up with an abusive and alcoholic stepfather and a devout Catholic mother. Their conversation about her childhood and her reasons for joining the order of Benedictine nuns forms the opening of his new biography on the internationally-known maverick nun.
Writing for Religion News Service, Cathy Lynn Grossman provides context for their conversation and shares some excerpts about the motivations of Sister Chittister.
From the article:
“All my professional life, I have […]