Posts Tagged ‘St Teresa of Kolkata’

Catholic minorities can still change the world Comments 0

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Encouraging Catholic minorities during his apostolic visit to small Catholic communities in Bulgaria and North Macedonia earlier this week, Pope Francis urged them never to doubt the importance of their gifts in the face of the big problems in the church and the world. He compared their gifts to the tiny bit of yeast that Read more

Missionaries of Charity copyright blue and white sari Comments 0

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

The Missionaries of Charity have patented the white and blue sari designed by Saint Teresa of Calcutta, obtaining a legal copyright recognizing the pattern as the intellectual property of the order. Although it was never officially announced, the copyright had been granted the same day as Mother Teresa’s Sept. 4, 2016 canonization as the culmination Read more

The love that made St Teresa of Kolkata Comments 0

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

It is always tempting to see the saints, not as individuals with the very human struggles that afflict us all, but surrounded with an aura of sanctity, symbolised by a halo. This does the saints a disservice as it dehumanises them; it does us a disservice as they seem too far removed from our own lives Read more

Artist builds Mother Teresa mosaic with staples Comments 0

Friday, December 9th, 2016

An Albanian artist on Monday unveiled a portrait of Mother Teresa using staples, in a call for European countries to stop raising fences to shut their borders to refugees. Built in less than a month, Saimir Strati unveiled the 10-square-meter (12-square-yard) mosaic portrait of Teresa, built with 1.5 million wire staples, at the National Museum Read more

Former Time magazine journalist and his hard-sought interview with Mother Teresa Comments 0

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

I did not expect that arranging an interview with Mother Teresa would be difficult. As Time magazine’s bureau chief in New Delhi in the late 1980s and ’90s, I frequently interviewed prime ministers, generals, political leaders and just about anyone in the news in south Asia. But repeated phone calls to the motherhouse of the Read more

Saints are made to be role models and to inspire – Cardinal Dew Comments 0

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

“Saints inspire us, they are made saints so that we can look up to them as role models, figures who show us how to live out our discipleship, how to use the gifts God has given us,” said Cardinal John Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington in his homily on Saturday. He was preaching at a Mass Read more

Embroidered portrait St Teresa of Kolkata created by Feilding woman Comments 0

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

It took Dina Blake 114 hours and 29 minutes to make an embroidered portrait of St Teresa of Kolkata. Blake started the portrait in 2003, making it out of her bridesmaid’s dresses and calico material obtained from Kolkata. She finished the piece in 2009. Blake has been embroidering since 1996 and is self-taught. St Teresa Read more

Making saints Comments 0

Friday, September 9th, 2016
George Pell

In our dreary world full of incredible people making claims to leadership, finding the occasional hero or heroine can’t be a bad thing. So why begrudge the Catholic Church its idiosyncratic ways of creating people for believers to admire – the saints? Mother Teresa of Calcutta – that’s what it was called when she lived Read more

St Teresa and Princess Diana — unlikely friends Comments 0

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

When I first arrived at the shelter for unmarried, pregnant women in Washington, D.C., to start my position as a live-in housemother for the Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresa’s Sisters), I wasn’t quite sure what to think. The home was a lovely house located in a ritzy upper class neighborhood, complete with a white picket Read more

Doubt and faith Comments 0

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Once I believed that when you found faith, it rarely wavered. Then I learned that even saints had massive doubts about God. How reassuring. If even the holiest of the holy had second thoughts, why not me? Maybe we Catholics should talk more about doubt. It actually is an intrinsic part of the pilgrimage, a Read more