by Father John Catoir, JCD
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.
For Father Henry Jose Torres, 26, the path to priesthood has not been easy, but it has been full of unexpected blessings.
Pope Francis described 2016 as a “packed year,” one full of initiatives that helped Catholics “see and touch with their hands the fruits of the mercy of God.”
Dear Editor: Msgr. Joe Nugent’s affectionate reminiscence of a time when Mother Teresa visited Brooklyn (“Editor’s Space,” Sept. 3) recalls July 27, 1982, the day Mass was celebrated in Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Bushwick, marking the official founding of the Missionaries of Charity’s contemplative branch in the Brooklyn Diocese.
Dear Editor: Thank you for Ed Wilkinson’s uplifting article, “Mother Teresa Visited Brooklyn Many Times,” (August 31), which recounts the devotion a Catholic priest has had for now St. Teresa of Calcutta and her Missionaries of Charity who have impacted the lives of scores of women and their children in the diocese.
Pride rushed through the hearts and veins of Albanian Americans as they watched Albanian President Bujar Nishani unveil a statue of St. Teresa of Calcutta at St. Athanasius parish, Bensonhurst, Sept. 25.
Not many people know St. Teresa of Calcutta’s first U.S. visit was a trip to Las Vegas in 1960. That tidbit is one of an untold number of facts and perspectives to be gleaned from the Mother Teresa Collection at The Catholic University of America.
Henry Torres, who is studying his fourth year of theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, is the first person to tell you that God has been very good to him.
A look at St. Teresa of Calcutta’s canonization through local and international stories, reflections and photos.
Mother Teresa was no stranger to Brooklyn, who made several visits to the borough where she established convents for her Missionaries of Charity in Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant.