The Word Among Us

September 2010 Issue

Something Beautiful for God

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Publisher's Letter

When I was in fifth grade, a couple of classmates and I had the idea to do something nice for the poor over our Christmas holiday. When we told Sister Mary, our principal, she not only gave her approval, she also helped by putting us in touch with a couple of families that were in need. More »


Only All for God and Jesus

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta was widely regarded as a saint in her own lifetime. A symbol of goodness for people everywhere, she was also the recipient of countless awards, including the 1979 Nobel Prize for Peace. More »

Something Beautiful for God

The man closest to me was on the brink of death, with festering stumps for limbs. His features were gnawed away by leprosy, and his watery eyes devoid of life. More »

“I Have Come to Love the Darkness”

In 2007, a new book about Mother Teresa was published, grabbing headlines and causing people around the world to look at her in a completely new light. More »

Special Feature

Proclaiming the Word of the Lord

As you walk down the nave of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the statues of various founders of religious congregations gaze down on you from their niches. Looking just left of the papal altar, you will see the statue of Elijah, the biblical prophet whose life and work inspired the founding of the Carmelite Order. His arm is outstretched, his index finger is pointing dramatically, and you can almost hear him challenging the people of ancient Israel: “If the Lord is God, follow him; if Baal, then follow him” (1 Kings 18:21). More »

“Love Brought You Here”

Whenever I’m asked to pray for someone or when I hear about people in distress, I turn to God with great confidence. I know that he is near and is ready to do something for them. But I wasn’t always so aware of this. My journey into deeper faith really started in May 1983, when God did something very special for me and my friends Tony and Pete. More »

“R” You Ready?

Imagine that there is a hidden treasure, but you don’t have the map to help you find it. In the same way, there is a model prayer—the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples. But where is the guide to help us discover all the riches in that prayer and bring them into our daily lives? More »