The Joan Chittister Institute for Contemporary Spirituality, known as JCICS on all the signs around the monastery, is off and running through Day 4 of its two-week run here at the Mount! Offered to Catholic graduate students or recent graduates of programs in a MDIV, theology, religion or spirituality field, we have 9 women in the program of "broadening their thinking and deepening their understanding regarding monasticism, women in the Church and contemporary spirituality."
Beneath all the rhetoric we are finding them just great to have at the monastery. The sisters are enjoying their presence already and, I hope, that they are enjoying their time in Erie and with us, too. We are so blessed!
Click here to see the news item on our website earlier this week.