Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light Paperback – 13 Oct 2009
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"Come Be My Light" is that rare thing, a posthumous autobiography that could cause a wholesale reconsideration of a major public figure one way or another. It raises questions about God and faith, the engine behind great achievement, and the persistence of love, divine and human. That it does so not in any organized, intentional form but as a hodgepodge of desperate notes not intended for daylight should leave readers only more convinced that it is authentic and that they are, somewhat shockingly, touching the true inner life of a modern saint. David Van Biema, Time Magazine"
The surprising spiritual life of one of the most recognized - and loved - figures of the twentieth century --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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The book shows how she was called by Jesus to start up her great work that we are all now familiar with, the Missionaries of Charity. While with the Sisters of Loreto she had communion with Jesus and heard his call. She answered it and eventually, with strong faith, received permission to go out and live and serve the poor with great compassion.
We see through her letters that as she moves down the path God chose for her she starts to find that she can no longer communicate with Jesus. And the more successful her ministry becomes, the darker the night becomes. She was living in a spiritual darkness were she felt a total absence of God. This Dark Night of the soul has been well documented and experienced by Saint John of the Cross. Many throughout the ages have felt this feeling of the complete absence of God as one progress through their spiritual path. But most, though some have lived in this state of darkness for many years, had eventually recovered.
Blessed Mother Teresa's Dark Night though is the longest in recorded history. By her own account it appears to have lasted almost five decades of her life with the Missionaries of Charity.Read more ›
However, for anyone who has experienced any sort of dry period or feeling of abandonment in the spiritual life, this book is an amazing insight into how one woman coped with her situation. She hung on..
I am sure this book will help many - it contains such personal revelations that you end up admiring her even more.
As St. Faustina taught us about the fullness of God's Mercy, Blessed Mother Teresa taught us about his fullness of his Love.
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Why do we keep venerating a woman who let a child die because she didn't believe in surgery (unless it was for her) a woman who said "The suffering of the poor is something... Read morePublished 3 months ago by firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy, it read it, treasure it. Need I say more? (Makes a wonderful gift too)Published 7 months ago by William872
A precious little book and an amazing story. Heavy topics at times but not difficult to readPublished 13 months ago by Katherine Hulthen
Although the letters from Mother Theresa are interesting to read the authors constant need to put a positive spin on her every word is jaunting. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Alan
A great little book which I have started but still have a bit to read yet. I am thrilled to capture something of her beautifulo spirit.Published on 1 April 2014 by Alex