Mother Teresa: A Reflection (Part I) "You Will Not Put Yourself on a Pedestal."

On September 4, Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be be canonized a saint. Today and next weekend, I would like to offer a two-part reflection on this newest newest saint. I will base it on the scripture readings for the weekends. For the scripture readings go to http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/082816.cfm Let me begin with a touching story from Mother Teresa’s childhood. Agnes, as she was called before she took on the name Teresa, was born on August 26, 1910. When she was only 8 years old, her father suddenly fell ill and died. Agnes became extraordinarily close to her mother, Nikola. Agnes learnt charity from her mother. Nikola had given an open invitation to the destitute of the city to d

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