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Mother Teresa doubted existence of God until her death

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« on: June 17, 2008, 06:11:40 pm »

Mother Teresa doubted existence of God until her death

According to Rev. Kolodiejchuk, "the priest who's making the case to the Vatican for Mother Teresa's proposed sainthood," letters he's gathered which show her doubting her faith right up until the end will help the case.

"Now we have this new understanding, this new window into her interior life, and for me this seems to be the most heroic," Rev. Kolodiejchuk told CBS.

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In a new book that compiles letters she wrote to friends, superiors and confessors, her doubts are obvious. Shortly after beginning work in Calcutta's slums, the spirit left Mother Teresa.

"Where is my faith?" she wrote. "Even deep down… there is nothing but emptiness and darkness... If there be God — please forgive me."

Eight years later, she was still looking to reclaim her lost faith. "Such deep longing for God… Repulsed, empty, no faith, no love, no zeal," she said. As her fame increased, her faith refused to return. Her smile, she said, was a mask. "What do I labor for?" she asked in one letter. "If there be no God, there can be no soul. If there be no soul then, Jesus, You also are not true."

FULL CBS ARTICLE AT THIS LINK The following video is from CBS's Evening News, broadcast on August 23.

Mother Teresa doubted existence of God until her death
08/24/2007 @ 7:02 am
Filed by David Edwards

"Mother Teresa was so doubtful of her own faith that she feared being a hypocrite," CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips reports.

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