In an email to the diocese on Tuesday, June 26, Bishop Provenzano announced that Sister Joan Chittister, influential speaker and best-selling author, will be appearing for a free public event in the evening of Friday, September 28.
Bishop Provenzano wrote, "For more than two decades, I have been encouraged by [Sister Joan's] unfailing witness to the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and its many implications for contemporary living. Sister Joan is a true religious leader and an outspoken voice for many who are underrepresented in our society and in the church at large."
In addition to the Friday event, Sister Joan will be spending the morning of Saturday, September 29 with clergy of the diocese for a special fall Clergy Day.
Though the event is free, registration will be required for the public event on Friday. More details and registration information will be announced in the coming weeks.