Chittister: An Intimate Biography of a Spiritual Leader

Tom Roberts, author of a biography of Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister released Oct. 1, sign books with her at a launch event at Pucker Gallery in Boston. (GSR photo / Caitlin Hendel)

A couple years back, NCR at editor at large Tom Roberts almost apologetically asked me if he could have some time off because he needed to finish writing the biography of Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister he had been working on. "Tom," I answered, "take all the time you need. That work will be as important as anything you'd be writing for NCR over the next couple weeks. Go for it."

Tom got the book delivered and Orbis got it published. Now, after seeing the book, I am certain that time was well invested. I think its a book all NCR readers will cherish.

Until you get your own copy, here's a couple of things to tide you over:

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