Who was the real Mother Teresa? Why was she famous? Who are the Missionaries of Charity? What was Mother Teresa’s mystical vision on that train in India? What do people who met her say about her?

Course Overview

Mother Teresa is a saint from our lifetime, who gained global recognition for her wholehearted and free service to the poorest of the poor. Where did her secret inner fire come from? These four classes will address her vocation, her unique charism and spirituality, and her controversial spiritual darkness.


Deacon Taylor Leffler is a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska currently completing his studies at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. He has worked with the Missionaries of Charity since 2012. Alongside the sisters, he has encountered the poorest of the poor throughout the United States, in Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, and Guatemala. He will be ordained a parish priest for the Archdiocese of Omaha this June.

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