Mother’s message is both word and deed. People need to understand why Mother Teresa did what she did, and in whose name. We have been trying to produce pamphlets and books to help lift the veil beyond this mystery of charity. In addition to the books, the Missionary of Charity Fathers have prepared a pamphlet with a guided meditation (“I Thirst for You”) to help encounter the thirst of Christ for you, and understand its meaning on a deeper level. The mediation is available by writing: [email protected] for only the price of shipping. A high quality, four color version is also available for purchase from OSV Press. Readers can request the Missionary of Charity Fathers for any number of pamphlets to distribute in parishes, among friends and families, in nursing homes, hospitals, prisons, etc., and wherever God leads them and needs them.
In appearance Mother Teresa was both tiny and energetic. Her face was quite wrinkled, but her dark eyes commanded attention, radiating an energy and intelligence that shone without expressing nervousness or impatience. Conservatives within the Catholic Church sometimes used her as a symbol of traditional religious values that they felt were lacking in their churches. By most accounts she was a saint for the times, and several almost adoring books and articles started to canonize (declare a saint) her in the 1980s and well into the 1990s. She herself tried to deflect all attention away from what she did to either the works of her group or to the God who was her inspiration.