Choosing Joy: Mother Teresa and C.S. Lewis

The thing I remember most about St. Mother Teresa, whose feast is Sept. 5, was her joy. I met her three times in my life. Once when we were giving talks on the same program; once at a Vatican Seminar on Family Life, and once when she asked me to give a week-long retreat to her contemplative novices on joy. She founded two distinct orders, the one she picked for me was her cloistered contemplative community in New Jersey.

Another Marvelous Theatre Experience

A FEW MONTHS AGO I wrote a column about a really excellent play, “Martin Luther on Trial.” I also spoke about the play at Sunday Mass. I was surprised – and I admit, delighted – at the number of people who told me that they went to see the play on my recommendation. Apparently, those people loved the play as much as I did.