Reflections

Through the dark

Through the dark

Kairos: Volume 18, Issue 19 “If I ever become a saint, I will surely be one of ‘darkness.’” – Blessed (Mother) Teresa of Kolkata The world has trembled at the revelation that Mother Teresa, the ‘saint of the gutters,’ lived for most of her adult life in a state of radical unbelief. After Time Magazine published exclusive extracts from her letters and diaries, this paragon of self-abnegation and heroic virtue was transformed into an altogether more surprising Christian.

Our search for God’s presence

Volume 18, Issue 19

The cover story in a recent edition of Time Magazine (September 2007) featured an investigation into a reputed 50 year crisis of faith in the life of Mother Teresa. The enquiry was prompted by the recent publication of Come Be My Light, edited by Brian Kolodiejchuk, which included much of her personal correspondence to various spiritual directors.

A pilgrimage in faith

Volume 18, Issue 18

Since 1830, a series of visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary have been recorded in various places around the world. Through the experiences of St Catherine Laboure, the encounters of St Bernadette of Lourdes and the wonders reported by three young children – Lucia, Jacinta and Francesco – at Fatima, celebrated Christian pilgrimage destinations have developed at several of the venues of these reported sightings.

Each day a treasure

Volume 18, Issue 17

About this time last year I was beginning my fight back after coming face to face with death. Following many weeks of chemotherapy to control the lymphoma I had been diagnosed with, I had collapsed at the presbytery from pneumonia and a complete breakdown of my immune system.

What if it’s all true?

Volume 18, Issue 16

As a priest, I rarely have the opportunity of listening to another priest preach. However, on the odd occasions that chance has come my way, I have invariably been enriched by the experience. One of the best indicators of this enrichment is the fact that I carry the memory of what was said in particular sermons for years afterwards. One that came to mind recently was delivered by a priest from a religious order during a jubilee celebration many moons ago.

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