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Mother Teresa's Secret Fire - The Encounter that Changed Her Life and How It Can Transform Your Own

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"More than a confirmation, her words to me that day in 1984 were a mandate to share this secret with others. Now, despite feeling entirely inadequate to the task, my prayer is that Mother Teresa's message may transform your life as it did so many others." - Fr. Joseph Langford, M.C. author of Mother Teresa's Secret Fire


Whatever you thought you knew -- about God, about life, about the world -- let Mother Teresa's profound spirituality, and her relationship with Our Lord, take you deeper still.


Thirty years after her Nobel Peace Prize, five years since her beatification, and one year since the media-generated controversy reagrding her "dark night", Mother Teresa's message has never been more important than it is today. She continues to be a worldwide icon for Christians and non-Christians alike, a symbol of every person's capacity to do extraordinary things.

Now, for the first time, this captivating work reveals what Mother Teresa herself considered the heart of her message. Let it guide you to the most neglected realms of your spirit and transform your life in the same way Mother Teresa's divine encounter tranformed hers.

Written by the co-founder of her priest's community, Father Joseph Langford, and published at the personal request of Mother Teresa to share her message with the world. Now, some ten years after the death of the beloved "saint of Calcutta" you can read about this transformative experience.

  • October 2008 release
  • Personal stories of Mother Teresa
  • Revealing insights
  • Gain unprecedented access and understanding to Mother Teresa's source of passion, spirit, and relentless energy as a light of Christ.

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"The beauty of her example and life surrendered to the will of God is an inspiration." - Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley of Boston

"Father Joseph Langford has given the world a book that goes to the core of Mother Teresa's Christian soul with relevance for all peoples." - Fr. John Keane, Ecumenical Officer of the Friars of the Atonement

"Anyone wanting to live and love without fear will want to read Secret Fire." - Jim Towey, former director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Community Initiative.

"This is the book on Mother Teresa we have been waiting for. An outstanding achievement." - Fr. Paul Murray, O.P., internationally renowned author, preacher, and professor of spirituality.

"In Secret Fire, Father Joseph Langford sets the record straight on her "dark night." - Monica Yehle, editor, Mission, Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States.

"Secret Fire speaks to Mother Teresa's deepest motivations." - Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C., Postulator, Director of the Mother Teresa Center and Editor of the book Come, Be My Light.


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This item received 5 stars overall. God Thirsts for Our Love as We Thirst for His

Though I’ve read quite a few things about Mother Teresa over the years, two words which she heard from Jesus have stuck with me and continue to deepen my understanding of God’s love for us, especially as it was expressed through Christ’s Passion. “I THIRST” was written next to the Crucifix in every Missionaries of Charity chapel around the world at Mother Teresa’s instruction.

The thirst which Mother Teresa so often spoke of is in it’s simplest form: God’s thirst for our love and our thirst for His.  Fr. Joseph Langford talks about how he was drawn to Mother Teresa years before she became a world famous Nobel Prize winner.  He takes the reader through an in-depth look at the “call within a call” that transformed the school teacher Sister Teresa into Mother Teresa, the selfless servant to the poorest of the poor. 

The relationship that developed between Fr. Langford and Mother Teresa serves as Full Review...


St. Teresa of Calcutta

St. Teresa of Calcutta Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 09/05

    Daughter of an Albanian businessman who died when Agnes was nine years old. Nun, missionary and teacher in Calcutta, India in 1928. In 1948 she left the convent to work alone with the poor, and became an Indian citizen. She founded the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity in 1950. In 1957 the Missionaries of Charity started their work with lepers and in disaster areas. She received the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize in 1971, the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding in 1972, and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, and the Missionaries today work in 30 countries.

    26 August 1910 in Skopje, Albania (modern Macedonia)

    5 September 1997 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India of natural causes

    20 December 2002 by Pope John Paul II

    19 October 2003 by Pope John Paul II

    5 September 2016 by Pope Francis

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