Monday, August 27, 2007

Mahatma Teresa's Dark Half-Century of a Great Soul

It is a blessing that the forty-nine years of "spiritual dryness" suffered by Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, a Mahatma if there ever was one, have been made known to the world─Mother Teresa's Crisis of Faith.

It is a blessing enough that mainstream media folks are mentioning the Dark Night of the Soul described centuries ago by St. John of the Cross (San Juan de la Cruz). It is even more a blessing to all those, myself and my family members in Korea and America (for different reasons) included, who are feeling spiritually dry. Indeed, one of my main doubts as a Protestant was that I only very rarely ever "felt" anything. It was not until I learned of The Catholic Faith that I came to know this was not an issue in and of itself.

The great woman's struggle and perseverance are an inspiration to us all, as was her work as the Saint of the Gutters. To this news, I scream, "Santa subita!"─St. Teresa of Calcutta This Year?

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