AROHO Reading Diary #4: An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love, Service and An Authentic Life by Mary Johnson

“Mother Teresa would have called my secrets blasphemy,” Mary Johnson writes in the introduction to her spiritual memoir An Unquenchable Thirst, “but I call them freedom. I even call them love.”
 
AROHO's Summer 2011 Retreat (A Room of Her Own Foundation) for women writers came and went, filling me with enough inspiration to survive the next two years I'll have to wait to attend again. Back in the fall of 2010 when I learned I'd be going to Ghost Ranch along with 90 other writers, I set for myself the goal of reading books by as many attendees as possible and writing up mini-reviews in the form of reading diaries. Post retreat, I realized I can simply continue, sans deadline--I have the rest of my life, and a lifetime's worth of books on my list to review (by a powerful group of AROHO women writers).
I had the pleasure of returning home with Mary Johnson's An Unquenchable Thirst in hand. A Former Missionary of Charity for 20 years, Johnson gives us a behind the scenes looks at a life served at the side of Mother Teresa. Please check out reading diary #4, posted here at AROHO Speaks, as well as musings on my personal writing crossover with An Unquenchable Thirst on Feral Mom, Feral Writer: Mother Teresa meets Lady Diana.
 

 

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