"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.