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The Faith and Doubt of Saint Teresa of Calcutta and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

‘Dark Night of the Soul’ is the title given to a poem by 16th-century Spanish poet and Roman Catholic mystic Saint John of the Cross. This evening I attended a presentation in the Mitchell Auditorium by Dr. Carol Zaleski, religious scholar and writer and Professor of World Religions at Smith College, MA.

The Dark Night of the Soul

Dr. Carol Zaleski presentation!

The description of the event was as follows:

“If I ever become a saint—I will surely be one of ‘darkness.’ I will continually be absent from Heaven — to light the light of those in darkness on earth.” With these words, Mother Teresa—now Saint Teresa of Calcutta—summed up the decades-long trial of faith that marked her inner life from the early years of the Missionaries of Charity until her death in 1997. A similar trial was endured by her namesake, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, and it bore fruit in a similar resolve. Drawing upon the Spiritual Letters of Dom John Chapman, O.S.B., a wise Benedictine who was one of the great modern interpreters of the “dark night” experience, we will consider what the two Teresas have to offer for a deeper understanding of faith and doubt in the present age.

I really enjoyed learning more about Mother Teresa—now Saint Teresa of Calcutta—and her namesake,  Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. I did not know of the works of Dom John Chapman and I am now eager to look more into his work and also revisit Saint John of the Cross’ work.

There will be another presentation on C.S Lewis’ – That Hideous Strength, on the 17th of November at 5PM in T20D.

That Hideous Strength - November 17 @5PM

That Hideous Strength – November 17 @5PM

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