Rooted in the ancient tradition of lectio divina — sacred reading that connects Scripture with the pursuit of personal transformation — Seeing with our Souls highlights a key Bible passage and offers brief reflections for each of the twelve key qualities of the soul that are essential to deeper living. Each chapter deals with a different quality of the soul — for example, vision, compassion, humility, faith — that speaks to the core of one’s spiritual practice and inspires action.
“Seeing with our Souls will look at those qualities of the soul that must be cultivated by each of us if we are to become a different kind of people in this rapidly different kind of world. Cultures and countries and church communities are not made by institutional figures. They are made by us. The question is, What will we need to develop in ourselves if we ourselves are to be a positive presence in a changing world?”
— From the Introduction
Joan D. Chittister is a Benedictine sister, best-selling author, and a well-known national and international lecturer. A theologian, social psychologist, and communication theorist, she has taught on all educational levels, has received nine honorary doctorates, and is an active member of the International Peace Council. Sister Joan has been recognized by universities and national organizations for her work for justice, peace, and equality for women in the Church and society.