Jesus: The Light of the World

(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Jesus: The Light of the World.” If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post.) “For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.” — Psalm 36:9 We all likely pray that we get through [Read More…]

‘Wherever We Are, God Is!’

(The following is an entry from our latest “Three Minutes a Day” book of daily stories and reflections, which can be purchased via The Christophers’ website.) “Everything is grace.” Those words of St. Thérèse of Lisieux (a.k.a. The Little Flower) were spoken when she was dying of tuberculosis and experiencing a long spiritual darkness. Yet [Read More…]

Priest Who Knew Mother Teresa Said She Believed It Was Better to Light One Candle

(Photo © 1986 Túrelio (via Wikimedia-Commons), 1986 / Lizenz: Creative Commons CC-BY-SA-2.0 de) In light of the Christopher motto, “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness,” this excerpt from a New York Times story ahead of her canonization stood out: When the Rev. Sebastian Vazhakala, the co-founder with Mother Teresa of [Read More…]

Mother Teresa’s “Heart Was Big Like the Heart of God Himself”

“We have to do something about it.” As a child, that’s what Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu would say when her mother took her and her siblings out to serve hungry people in the streets of Macedonia. Agnes grew up to be Mother Teresa, who will become St. Teresa this Sunday Sept. 4. And she certainly did [Read More…]