40 days with Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa of Calcutta was known around the world for her work with the “poorest of the poor.” But what was her real message?

What was it that drove this holy saint to live such radical charity? Her answer is simple, yet staggering…

Let St. Teresa of Calcutta be your guide in I Thirst: 40 Days with Mother Teresa.

Divided into seven main sections, these meditations will provoke prayer on:

• The Dynamics of Thirst
• Prayer as Thirst
• Our Lady's Example in Meeting God's Thirst
• Thirst in the Service of God
• Sharing in the Thirst of Christ
• Jesus as the Incarnation of God's Thirst
• Satiated Thirst

I Thirst provides an opportunity to spend a few minutes every day with Mother Teresa and the thirst of our Lord. It provides an opportunity to grow in intimacy, and to meet the thirst of God with our own thirst for him.

We have been created to love and be loved, and God has become man to make it possible for us to love as he loved us. He makes himself the hungry one, the naked one, the homeless one, the sick one, the one in prison, the lonely one, the unwanted one... He is hungry for our love.

Mother Teresa
Father Langford’s reflections take us into the heart of Mother Teresa’s spirituality. Based on his close relationship with Mother and his own contemplation and teaching on this theme, these meditations help us encounter God more in our thirst for Him and His thirst for us.

Edward P. Sri, S.T.D.
Vice President for Formation
Fellowship of Catholic University Students
In 2008, I traveled to Ethiopia for Catholic Relief Services and visited the large, bustling orphanage of the Missionaries of Charity, which served thousands of people of all ages each day. When I asked about the source of the sisters’ energy for all of this good work, I was led into a primitive chapel with a tabernacle and the words “I thirst,” over the Blessed Sacrament. The book, I Thirst: 40 Days with Mother Teresa, written by a priest who worked with Mother Teresa, provides 40 day portions of the rich spirituality of Saint Teresa of Calcutta. I Thirst communicates well Jesus’ desire or thirst to love us deeply and our inner thirst for His presence in our lives. I strongly encourage its use during Lent or any other time of the year.

Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.
Archbishop of Louisville
Ironically, in a world supposedly overflowing with self-esteem, many, many people cannot believe that "God thirsts" for them. This little book makes a convincing scriptural case that it is true! And moves us to love God, ourselves, and others better because of it. It is a perfect gem of spiritual reading.

Helen M. Alvaré, Professor of Law
The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
Fr. Langford was confessor and retreat master for Mother Teresa’s religious sisters, as well as her confidante, in a privileged position to know the secrets Jesus had confided to her. Thus to have in this book, I Thirst, Fr. Langford’s retreat notes on Mother’s understanding of Jesus’ cry from the cross, is to have a priceless treasure. The untold riches of Mother Teresa’s heart – which are nothing but the untold riches of Christ’s own Heart – are here before us in these pages.

Suzie Andres, author of Homeschooling with Gentleness, and A Little Way of Homeschooling (2004)
If you thirst for the living water of God, follow the wisdom of Mother Teresa and she will surely lead you to the source.

Dan Burke, President of EWTN News and the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation