Girlhood Dreams Fulfilled

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Chittister thought she'd given up her dream to be a writer once she joined the Benedictines. A life of strict obedience resulted in sacrificing dreams — only to find them again in other forms.

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is a sister of Mount St. Benedict's Monastery in Erie, Pennsylvania. She serves as co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women. She is a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter and Beliefnet and a best-selling author of more than 30 books.