Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta's feast day tomorrow

I'm sure you have all heard about Blessed Teresa's dark night of the soul that she suffered through while she ministered to God's poorest of the poor. Excerpts from Mother Teresa's private letters have been brought to light which reveal her interior struggles and sufferings. Of course, the secular media has misconstrued and distorted everything suggesting that Mother Teresa had lost her faith - how ludicrous! I will be speaking about that in posts and interviews in the upcoming days.

Tomorrow is the tenth anniversary of Mother Teresa's death. It's hard for me to believe that it has been that long. I will be posting a link here at "Embracing Motherhood" to an interview with Nissa Gadbois Simple Gifts by tomorrow sometime. She will be interviewing me later on today about Mother Teresa whom I was privileged to know.

Also, I will be featured on the "Catholic Connection" show with Teresa Tomeo on Ave Maria Radio this Friday, September 7th at about 9:30 AM EASTERN time. Please tune in to that which you can do from your computer.

My book, Unlikely Saints about Mother Teresa will be out early in 2008 published by The Crossroad Publishing Company.

Additionally, I wrote a cover story for the September issue of Canticle magazine titled, Mother Teresa and Me: Remembering the Mother of All the Poor. My son, Joseph (as a baby) appears on the cover in Mother Teresa'a arms.

It begins...
Sheer sweetness filled my heart as I watched my little girl bend down on one knee to genuflect before the Blessed Sacrament while making the Sign of the Cross on herself. A Missionary of Charity nun caught sight of her too, and felt compelled to run up behind my child, lean over and wrap her arms around her in a warm embrace. How kindhearted, I thought.
It happened so quickly and then I felt like my heart stopped when I suddenly realized who that nun was. Touched to see a small child remember to reverently say "good bye" to Jesus before leaving the chapel, Mother Teresa had hugged my daughter, Chaldea! That blessed hug was the first gesture of love from Mother Teresa that would touch my family.
This beloved moment came after we attended a Mass at the Missionaries of Charity chapel in Washington, DC...


marie said...

What a memory to treasure:)and a blessing.

Thankyou for sharing your meeting with this most remarkable Saintly woman of God.

May I add your blog to my own at View from the Pews? I share the blog with Ginny. I am from Australia and Ginny is from Trinidad, we are both faithful Catholics.

Peace & blessings to you:)


Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Hi Marie,

Thanks for visiting and for your comment. Yes, of course you may add my blog to yours. Thank you! I have 2 blogs and a website. Check them out when you have time. They are:



I will be posting a link to my interview about Mother Teresa later on today.

May God bless you and Mother Teresa intercede for you!

marie said...

Thankyou Donna:)

I added your blog to our own.You are doing a wonderful job here and I look forward to reading your reflections.

Peace & blessings


Heather said...

Oh what a beautiful post and memory. You all are so blessed. I am buying your Catholic Prayer Book today!

I added you to my Catholic friends link list, hope that is OK. I really enjoy your blog.

God bless,
Heather in Sweden
SAHM to Alexander (5/12/2005)

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Hi Heather,

Thanks for stopping by. :) I'm glad you like my posts and I pray that my book will serve you well.

God bless you in your vocation of motherhood!