The Word Among Us

September 2016 Issue

“Risk Your Heart”

My friendship with Mother Teresa.

By: Bishop William Curlin

“Risk Your Heart”: My friendship with Mother Teresa. by Bishop William Curlin

It’s not every day the Catholic Church declares your friend a saint. But when Blessed Mother Teresa becomes Saint Teresa of Kolkata this month, that will be true for me.

Our friendship began in the early 1970s, when I was an inner-city pastor in Washington, DC, and Mother was a little-known nun looking to expand...

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