The Sarabite: Towards an Aesthetic Christianity

There is a continuous attraction, beginning with God, going to the world, and ending at last with God, an attraction which returns to the same place where it began as though in a kind of circle. -Marsilio Ficino

Friday, August 24, 2007

Mother Teresa

If you thought she was a great saint before, you need to read this article and realize that sanctity like this only comes around once in hundreds of years.

Thanks to AG for pointing this article out to me.


At 2:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The secular media has taken this out of context.

The conclusions from the qoutes and the discussions on the news shows are stupid.

I have been in a hospital room so had to turn off the TV.

She is a great saint.

I would not want someone to look at every statement to a confessor or spiritual advisor. I don't think I have ever even articulated every doubt and wierd thought I have ever had.
I would hate to hear the media discussion about me if every doubt and possibility and fear in my mind and soul were discussed.

Out of context.
Incorrect conclusions.

Please pray for me.

At 3:51 PM, Blogger Arturo Vasquez said...

Hello Frank,

Indeed, you are in my prayers.

Informed Catholics, of course, will recognize that spiritual dryness and dark nights are really signs of great sanctity. St. Therese and Padre Pio both had serious doubts about God's presence in their lives in modern times. The problem is not the fears, the task is to presevere against them. That is the sign of great sanctity.

Faith is not about bubbly good feelings. It is about trust in God, especially in great adversity. And internal crises of Faith are the most difficult trials of all. Indeed, it was probably not Our Lord's bloody sufferings on the Cross that were harshest for Him, but rather the sense that He, as a representative of all sinful humanity, was abandoned by God. "Eli, eli, lema sabachthani".

The fact that the secular media distorts this, of course, is something to be expected.

Commend yourself much to the Blessed Mother.

God bless,


At 10:41 AM, Blogger Carlos said...

I read this story the other day when I was waiting for my flight in the airport. Some people had told me she had done some shady things with the money from her order but I could not find anything beyond allegations in a quick search. But of course, people attacked Father Damien for being selfish and arrogant as well. This story was scary to read at first, cause her is this great saint who lived much of her later life without God's perseved presence... but after reading other people's thoughts and thinking about it, her perserverance became comforting.

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