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‘Algo hermoso para Dios’: La beata Madre Teresa y el YOUCAT

Authored by Fr. Peter Conley in Issue #32.4 of The Sower
De repente me transporté unos 40 años atrás al área de juego de mi escuela primaria y mi primera introducción a una “libreta animada” al echarle una ojeada a las páginas del nuevo YOUCAT [Catecismo Joven de la Iglesia Católica]. Un solitario muñeco de palitos al calce de cada una de las hojas, al darles la vuelta rápidamente como conjunto desde delante hasta atrás, cobra vida como un converso entusiasta que ha encontrado al Señor. Este atributo, junto con acertadas caricaturas e imágenes, ha sido diseñado con las aportaciones de jóvenes para animar a los lectores a que se conecten nuevamente con las enseñanzas del catolicismo. Aparte de su atractivo visual, el YOUCAT destaca de manera singular las palabras de la Beata Madre Teresa de Calcuta, más que cualquier otra inspiración de entre los santos. Desde hace muchos años ha tenido un status mundial icónico entre personas de todas las edades, y de manera especial entre los jóvenes, por su devoción implacable a los más pobres de los pobres. Sus palabras empapadas de oración marinan cada sección del catecismo. Es necesario regresar a ellas frecuentemente para saborearlas. Al integrar la enseñanza de la Madre teresa en este artículo, mi intención es permitir al lector ver el paisaje pleno de su pensamiento, agregando tan solo breves comentarios como auxilio para la navegación.

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