Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Jesus through Mary

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Points Us to Jesus through Mary by Anne McClure

"Surrounded by a sea of white and blue saris, the Cooper O’Boyle family relished the opportunity to pray with the Missionaries of Charity at their convent in Washington D.C. Never could Donna-Marie have imagined, though, that their pilgrimage would begin a decade of correspondence with Blessed Teresa of Calcutta that gave her a unique insight into Mother Teresa’s source of spiritual strength.

Humble, unobtrusive, and not much taller than Donna-Marie’s six year old daughter, Mother Teresa lived a simple life. Yet she had a profound impact on popes, presidents, and the poor in equal measure. For most of us, Mother Teresa’s determination to see Jesus in the lepers, the orphans, and the dying seems beyond our capacity to comprehend—let alone undertake. How could she have so steadfastly followed such a challenging call? The answer—or at least a part of it—seems to be her devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle—now a prolific author and host of EWTN’s “Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms”—shares some of her correspondence with Mother Teresa in her new book, Mother Teresa and Me Ten Years of Friendship. The letters display Mother Teresa’s certainty that devotion to Mary leads us to a deeper relationship with Jesus..." Continued here at Catholic Mom

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