Dark nights

Mother Teresa's struggle
There are few greater icons of Christian faith in our time than Mother Teresa, whose work among the poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta epitomized the mission of the church and the power of Christian faith. With the publication of Come Be My Light (Doubleday) arrives new evidence that Mother Teresa had doubts about her faith and struggled with a sense of spiritual emptiness for some 45 years—almost the entire time that she directed the Missionaries of Charity, the order of Roman Catholic nuns she founded.


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