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We are so grateful that you are interested in Monasteries of the Heart, a web-based movement sharing Benedictine spirituality with contemporary seekers.

The Benedictine Sisters of Erie, PA, launched the movement in 2011 to address a growing cry, from an increasing number of seekers, for a spiritual program that enabled ordinary people to implement Benedictine values into their daily lives. The movement is open to anyone—regardless, or even in the absence of a faith tradition—who desires to seek God through a Benedictine way of life.

Erie Benedictine Joan Chittister, one of the most influential religious and social leaders of our time, is the creator and animator of Monasteries of the Heart.