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I Loved Jesus in the Night: Teresa of Calcutta--A Secret Revealed

by Paul Murray

A story of one priest's memories of the icon of compassion illuminates the letters of Mother Teresa, uncovering why she had feelings of being a "saint of darkness."

"To be in love & yet not to love, to live by faith and yet not to believe. To spend myself and yet to be in total darkness.

"I Loved Jesus in the Night is one priests's compelling account of meeting with the saint of Calcutta. Sharing anecdotes and first-hand experiences, Paul Murray offers a glimpse into why Mother Teresa could declare, in one of her letters, that if ever she were to "become a saint," she would surely be one of 'darkness.'

"This very personal yet powerful book is an attempt to come to terms with the dark night experiences endured by Mother Teresa in light of the Gospel and the mystical teachings of St. John of the Cross. And something else as well...revelations of Mother Teresa's sense of humor!"          --Teresa of Calcutta

I Loved Jesus in the Night is one priest's compelling account of meeting with the Saint of Calcutta. Sharing anecdotes and first-hand experiences, Paul Murray offers a glimpse into why Mother Teresa could declare, in one of her letters, that if ever she were to "become a saint," she would surely be one of "darkness."

This very personal yet powerful book is an attempt to come to terms with the dark night experiences endured by Mother Teresa in the light of the Gospel and the mystical teachings of St. John of the Cross. And something else as well--revelations of Mother Teresa's sense of humor!

"This book is easy to read and gives insights into the spiritual life and relationship with Jesus that drove this carrier of God's love to serve the poorest of the poor." --Catholic Missourian

Paul Murray O.P. is an Irish Dominican, a poet, and a professor in Rome at the University of St. Thomas, the "Angelicum." He is the author of several books which have been published in Ireland, England, and the United States including The New Wine of Dominican Spirituality: A Drink Called Happiness; A Journey with Jonah: The Spirituality of Bewilderment; T. S. Elliot and Mysticism: The Secret History of "Four Quartets"; and four collections of poetry. He lives in Rome, and is well known as a speaker throughout the United States.

Binding: Paperback
Pub Date: August 01, 2016
ISBN: 1612618952    EAN: 9781612618951