Catholics worldwide celebrate centennial of Mother Teresa
By Mary DeTurris Poust
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta was in many ways a study in contrasts. The diminutive founder of the Missionaries of Charity was at once the epitome of humility and yet a towering figure in the world at large. She was the definition of compassion toward others while taking on tremendous sufferings and sacrifices. She struggled with darkness in her own prayer life but remained a beacon of light to others. She promoted a spirituality that was on its surface so simple but at its core so profound.
It would be easy to get caught up in the awesomeness of Mother Teresa and think that what she preached was beyond anything that “regular” people could practice. But the real message of this “saint of the gutter,” whose 100 th birthday will be celebrated with much fanfare and some controversy around the world on Aug. 26, was that we are all called to be saints, and we can begin right where we are at this moment.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Applying Mother Teresa's spirituality to everyday life
My OSV story on Mother Teresa, her spirituality, and her upcoming 100th birthday celebration is open to all viewers on the OVS website. I'll get you started here:
Posted by Mary DeTurris Poust at 4:06 PM