Thursday, August 23, 2007

Come Be My Light

"Jesus has a very special love for you. As for me, the silence and the emptiness is so great that I look and do not see, listen and do not hear."
Mother Teresa to the Rev. Michael Van Der Peet, September 1979

What are we to make of these words from Mother Teresa? Is it disturbing knowing she experienced a crisis of faith, a "dark night of the soul" lasting close to five decades?

Mother Teresa never abandoned her faith or her work even though in letters published in Come Be My Light she compared her spiritual pain to hell and even stated at one point it drove her to doubt the existence of heaven and even of God.

Is her legacy lessend by her doubts? What can we learn about faith, love, hope and charity from her life revealed more fully?

See the informative, inspiring TIME article for more on Mother Teresa's revelations.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

In Ireland

River Shannon

Abbey Shrule (f. 1150)

In Parish Milltown

Milltown Flower

Bunratty Castle

Ice Cream

Trinity College, Dublin

Spire of Dublin

The Cliffs of Moher

Family Marker: Milltown


County Westmeath

Bunratty Window
Cliffs of Moher

The Sweetest Face

Near Abbey Shrule

The Burren & Green

Near Milltown

In Dublin

Parish Milltown Cross

Near Milltown

Milltown Neighbor

Country Road near Milltown

Parish Milltown Belltower 1855

Inside Parish Milltown

Mother Mary, Parish Milltown

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