Monday, July 12, 2010

Teresa of Calcutta


I have loved Jesus in the night:
Teresa of Calcutta
A Secret revealed by Paul Murray,OP
Darton, Longman & Todd

This is more than a book about a saint. It is a treasure in a whole field of literature around Mother Teresa. Paul Murray writes as a poet and a mystic and from beginning to end, this is a work that scintillates and shines in the darkness. Fr. Paul brings us into the heart of the Saint and reveals something of the inner secret of her being.

Three characters came across to me as I eagerly read through these pages: I was introduced to the light that shone in the night for Mother Teresa herself. The references to John of the Cross were a welcome ray of light in the darkness that for so many, surrounds this Spanish saint. Thirdly, the person of the author himself seems to speak as he writes in intimate personal tones, weaving a mystic magic into the heart of the reader. He certainly did that for me.

Page 92 tells of the Desert Father whose fingers became like lamps of fire and said if you will, you can become all flame. I could only rejoice that the fingers that typed out the words of this beautiful book are indeed lamps of fire and I believe that many of its readers may become all flame.

A credit to the publishers who have presented a delightful production, the kind of thing one would want to give as a Birthday or Christmas present. Looking at the photos of Fr. Paul communing, (not just speaking) with Mother Teresa, I felt like one who had slipped in secretly on sacred moments.

8 comments:

淑芳淑芳 said...

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國昆 said...

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李宗蓮李宗蓮 said...

辛苦了!祝你愈來愈好!..................................................................

彥安 said...

來看你了~心在、愛在、牽掛在,幸福才會繁衍不息^^..................................................

琬安琬安 said...

人類的聰明,並非以經驗為依歸,而是以接受經驗的行程為依歸。..................................................

RicoLisi0802志竹 said...

人若賺得全世界,賠上自己的靈魂,有什麼益處?......................................................

ToryO_Vis建銘 said...

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