Read Mother Teresa's Secret Fire: The Encounter That Changed Her Life, and How It Can Transform Your Own by Joseph Langford Free Online
Book Title: Mother Teresa's Secret Fire: The Encounter That Changed Her Life, and How It Can Transform Your Own|
The author of the book: Joseph Langford
Edition: Our Sunday Visitor (IN)
Date of issue: October 14th 2008
ISBN 13: 9781592763092
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 895 KB
City - Country: No data
Loaded: 1236 times
Reader ratings: 7.5
Read full description of the books:
On Christmas Eve I unexpectedly met two of Mother Teresa's nuns. They were standing at the back doors of my church. They are never at my church. I must admit I get sort of depressed at holiday time, being alone and without a family to celebrate with. I made the "mistake" of going to the 4pm Christmas Eve mass. Well, that was packed with kids and parents which just made me feel even more alone. I also like to sit near this beautiful bronze bust of Mother Teresa that was donated to the church. I always sit by it, ponder it and pray. And every Monday night while teaching the RCIA class at church, I sit in a chair that Mother Teresa actually sat in when she visited Baltimore. I sit in it and secretly say "Maybe you will rub off on me!":) Anyway, the church was so crowded I couldn't sit by the statue of her. As I was leaving Mass I was feeling down. When I was heading toward the back doors I saw these these two nuns in white and blue saris standing by the holy water fount. They were full of contagious childlike excitement. They were waving at everyone and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. They were the happiest, most joyful infectious souls you would ever want to meet. People were just walking past them not stopping to talk. Some nodded their heads and smiled but no one engaged them in conversation. Being an admirer of Mother Teresa's nuns for years, I had to say something. So I went up to this tiny little Indian nun and put my arm around her and said. "Mother Teresa nuns are the happiest nuns on the planet." Well, this thrilled her. Ha ha. She looked up at me beaming and said impishly, "Do you know why we are so happy?" I nodded my head. She said, "do you really know why?" I said, "Why?" She said, "Because we LOVE JESSSSUUUUSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! We LOVVVVVVVVVVVVE him COMPLETELY!" The next thing I know they were joined to my hip. They walked outside with me and didn't seem to want to leave me. We talked outside on the street. I told them I how I loved Mother Teresa and that I recently read Come Be My Light regarding Mother Teresa. They said, "Good Good. OH GOOD GOOD! Do you read Secret Fire too?" I told them no. They echoed each other, "You must read. You must read.You read book!" I said, "I will." I ordered a used copy off of Amazon and it just came today. The nuns also want me to come answer their phones and cheer up the men at the house for dying men they run. It's hard to say no to a Mother Teresa nun! I started this book an hour ago and it already moving my heart.
Download Mother Teresa's Secret Fire: The Encounter That Changed Her Life, and How It Can Transform Your Own ERUB
Download Mother Teresa's Secret Fire: The Encounter That Changed Her Life, and How It Can Transform Your Own DOC
Download Mother Teresa's Secret Fire: The Encounter That Changed Her Life, and How It Can Transform Your Own TXT
Read information about the authorFr. Joseph Langford, saw the book about Mother Teresa of Calcutta, “Something Beautiful for God”; the photo on the cover of the book touched him profoundly and from that moment he had a great desire to know her and her charism and to adapt it to the life of the priest. After his ordination to the priesthood, he founded, together with Mother Teresa, the Corpus Christi Movement for diocesan priests who wished to participate and live the spirituality of Mother Teresa of Calcutta in their priestly life. his Movement began to grow and to spread among priests in various parts of the world until on July 16, 1983, the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Father Joseph had the inspiration to ask Mother Teresa to found a community of priests in the charism of the Missionaries of Charity. Mother Teresa accepted to carry out this project which began in the city of New York as the Corpus Christi Fraternity. Soon became the religious congregation of the Missionaries of Charity Fathers.
In 1986 Father Joseph wrote the meditation, “I Thirst for you,” which has been translated into many languages and distributed throughout the world. This meditation is an expression of the spiritual sentiments that marked his life and his pastoral work. Fr. Langford spent most of the rest of his life working among the poorest of the poor in Tijuana, Mexico. He also wrote and published two important books, one about the Virgin Mary, and the second, “Secret Fire,” a profound meditation on the mystery of the thirst of Jesus, the center of Mother Teresa’s spirituality.