A Pencil in God’s Hand: Mother Teresa’s Story Comes to the Big Screen

Anjezë (Agnes) Gonxhe Bojaxhiu was only twelve years old when she first felt the call to become a missionary to India. At the age of 18 she joined the Sisters of Loreto, with the hope of serving in missionary work. For fifteen years, she lived in a convent in Darjeeling and Calcutta, teaching school to local girls.Then, while traveling by train from Calcutta to Darjeeling for her annual retreat, she experienced what she called her "call within a call." Later repeating the message she heard fr … [Read more...]

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Hugs Up in Heaven, As Nicholas Winton Goes to His Reward

I imagine cheering crowds at the gates of Heaven this morning, welcoming Sir Nicholas Winton to his eternal reward. Winton, you may recall, was a stockbroker and humanitarian who saved 669 Jewish children during the Holocaust, finding homes for them in Britain.His obituary in the L.A. Times explains: Winton arranged trains to carry children from Nazi-occupied Prague to Britain, battling bureaucracy at both ends and saving them from almost certain death — and then kept quiet about his ex … [Read more...]

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