Katherine Infantine has posted a piece on the First Thoughts (First Things) blog about Fr. Maasburg, author of Mother Teresa of Calcutta: A Personal Portrait,
Last night here in Manhattan, Father Leo Maasburg, an Austrian priest who was a close friend, spiritual advisor, translator, and confessor of Blessed Mother Teresa, shared stories and offered a window into the spirituality and life of the woman that Blessed John Paul II referred to at her beatification as “one of the most important figures of our time, one of the greatest missionaries of the 20th century.”
During the question and answer session after the talk, Father Maasburg enumerated what “Mother” had considered the six types of poverty that cause someone to be the “poorest of the poor.” The worst of these poverties in Mother Teresa’s eyes was the poverty of not being able to learn about and practice one’s faith.
Read the entire post, "One Small Step for India..."
Also, Fr. Maasburg was interviewed a couple of weeks ago by Vatican Radio, on the 15th anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa:
Wednesday 5th of September marked fifteen years since the death of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
To mark this occasion Veronica Scarisbrick brings you an interview with someone who personally knew her. He's Monsignor Leo Maasburg who recently wrote a book drawn from the years spent with her as spiritual advisor. The title of the book is 'Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a Personal Portrait: 50 inspiring stories never told before" and is published by Ignatius Press.
The stories Monsignor Maasburg , who's currently National Director of the Pontifical Missionary Societies in Austria, recounts, date back to his years as a young priest and shed light on some of the lesser known aspects of Mother Teresa, including her travels from India to Rome, from Moscow to Cuba, to New York.
For more about Mother Teresa of Calcutta: A Personal Portrait, visit the book's website.