Through the dark

ImageKairos: 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.