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What Forged Her Soul Was an Intimate Encounter With Divine Thirst
By Father Joseph Langford, MC
TIJUANA, Mexico, SEPT. 4, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Ahead of the 13th anniversary of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta's death on Sunday, and following the recent celebration of the 100th anniversary of her birth (Aug. 26), Missionary of Charity Father Joseph Langford shared with ZENIT some excerpts of his book "Mother Teresa's Secret Fire" (Our Sunday Visitor).
Together with Mother Teresa, Father Langford is a co-founder of the priestly branch of the Missionaries of Charity.
FRANKLIN PARK, IL (July 28, 2010) - Following two years of an intensely personal journey to discern her vocation with the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ—a Franciscan charismatic religious order—recording artist, composer, and Notre Dame graduate Danielle Rose accepted God’s invitation to witness the transformative grace of following God’s call. Free from the distractions of contemporary living, Danielle spent 28 months in communal and silent prayer listening to God—setting aside her musical career to discover who she truly is. Danielle accounts, “When I entered the convent, I thought this meant I would never record another CD or perform again. This was a very painful surrender. I realized that I had equated who I am with what I do,”
Brother Bishops and Priests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
With great joy I welcome you to this solemn place, so rich in art and in history. I cordially greet each and every one of you and I thank you for accepting my invitation. At this gathering I wish to express and renew the Church's friendship with the world of art, a friendship that has been strengthened over time; indeed Christianity from its earliest days has recognized the value of the arts and has made wise use of their varied language to express her unvarying message of salvation. This friendship must be continually promoted and supported so that it may be authentic and fruitful, adapted to different historical periods and attentive to social and cultural variations.
Cullman, Alabama (October 26, 2009) - World Library Publications (www.wlpmusic.com), the music and liturgy division of J.S. Paluch Company and the Paluch Family Foundation, has teamed with contemporary Catholic musical artist Danielle Rose in the release of a new CD titled Pursue Me, which Rose hopes will gift listeners with inspiration to follow God’s call in their chosen vocation.
Before leaving her career as a musical missionary and following God’s call to enter religious life in a Franciscan charismatic religious community, The Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, Danielle (now Sister Rose Therese) wanted to demonstrate her obvious love of God by creating reflective and meditative lyrics, both spiritually comforting and challenging, especially for those discerning about the priesthood or a religious vocation.