On September 10, 1946, Mother Teresa, a nun in the Catholic order, was riding on a train when she received what she took as a message from God telling her to assist the poorest of the poor, and to live among them.
Imprisoned by a communist government for thirteen years, cardinal van thuan sought meaning in the darkness of prison life. Written in the silence of his cell, these prayers and reflections resound with christian hope and courage.
January 1942 and the Japanese war machine thunders across South East Asia. In its path, on the island of New Britain (now Papua New Guinea), lies a tiny Catholic mission where a handful of nuns and Australian nurses take refuge with wounded...
The eight decades from the Bolshevik Revolution to the collapse of the Iron Curtain brought a wave of anti-religious repression comparable to anything seen in the fabled persecutions of the first Christian centuries.