It’s no surprise. Mother Teresa is the newest saint of the Catholic Church.
I became Catholic the year after she died. I hadn’t paid her much attention. And yet along with the rest of the world, I knew she was holy. Sure, there were detractors. There always are. They’re nuts.
While most people loved and respected Mother Teresa, she also made them uneasy. Let’s be honest, she made a lot of Catholics uneasy! Hers might have been the “little way” of her namesake St. Therese of Lisieux, but it wasn’t an easy way. Sainthood never is.
In this episode I brought in phenomenal author David Scott. He’s been a powerhouse in the Catholic universe for more than 30 years, publishing all over world and holding top editorial positions at the largest Catholic newspaper (Our Sunday Visitor) and Catholic News Service. He’s currently the Vice Chancellor of Communications in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
He’s hands down one of the best Catholic writers around.
And he’s written a gorgeous little book about Mother Teresa that’s unlike any other.
His is beyond biography.
David’s book The Love That Made Mother Teresa is a spiritual exegesis of a life well-lived that will challenge and inspire you to ascend the spiritual ladder.
In this amazing interview we’ll discuss:
- What made a little Albanian nun so special
- How she practiced something called the “The Law of the Conservation of Charity”
- The response of Mother Teresa to those who derided her work and accused her of ignoring the “causes” of poverty
- The deep connection between the apparitions at Fatima and those of Mother Teresa
- The providential placement of her first home for the dying next to the temple of a terrifying Hindu goddess
- The intense spiritual struggle that tortured her for fifty years
Prepare to be transformed by St. Teresa of Kolkata. God bless!
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What a wonderful podcast. Bless you.
Thanks, Bette! God bless you!
I loved this Podcast so much. It pricked my conscience quite badly though; something I obviously needed! I ran straight over to Sophia publishing and got this book, among others. Thank you so much Matthew, for shining a bright light into this Irish Catholic’s heart. I’m making my way through your ‘8 ways’ also, one step at a time. Bless you and yours!
I’m so glad, Jenny! All glory be to our Lord and King! God bless you!