Mother Teresa's sisters surprised, inspired by her spiritual trials

Missionaries of Charity superior Sr Nirmala has said the sisters were surprised by the extent of Mother Teresa's faith crisis.

It was recently reported that Mother Teresa's letters revealed she sometimes doubted God's role in the work of the congregation.

The collection of letters written to colleagues and superiors over 66 years were compiled by her postulator. They will soon be published.

Sr Nirmala said: "She suffered, yet she had a mask on herself of mysterious joy which comes only from complete surrender to God."

Sr Nirmala succeeded an ailing Mother Teresa six months before she died aged 87 this day ten years ago. Today she will be present at a memorial mass.

Mother Teresa's letters inspired order (The Age, 4/9/07)

LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
Mother Teresa (Wikipedia)
Mother Teresa (Nobel Prize)

Forty years of faith crisis for Mother Teresa (CathNews, 27/8/07)
Mother Teresa's order invited to Vietnam (CathNews, 15/11/06)

5 Sep 2007