Joan Chittister - Discussion Questions

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  1. Joan Chittister claims it is easy to be religious but that spirituality is much more than ritual and practice.  How do you define spirituality?  How does it differ from practicing “religion?”

  2. Benedictine spirituality is the development of the continual consciousness of God in our lives.  How do we arrange our life in such a way that we practice the presence of God?  

  3. Joan Chittister names six pillars of Benedictine spirituality. Which of the pillars have you experienced in the context of your faith community?  Which pillar seems the most mysterious?