What was this forty-year year period of interior darkness all about for Mother Teresa? Did she stop believing in God? Was she experiencing spiritual desolation? Was this the dark night of the soul? Why would God let her go through this? How did all of this become public knowledge?
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. Furthermore, the final class will include a screening of the only documentary film about her that she ever endorsed.
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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