Because I am a person of faith, I seek to understand who God is. However, theology can say only so much, as it is rational — and reason has its limits. We also need the intuition of poets to express what reason cannot.
A new hourlong documentary, "Going Home Like a Shooting Star: Thea Bowman's Journey to Sainthood," on the Black Franciscan and candidate for sainthood, will begin airing on ABC stations across the U.S. on Oct. 2.
Jyoti Thottam hopes readers of her book on Sisters of Charity of Nazareth who started a hospital in India in 1947 appreciate "what it was like to be a woman in this period, a woman really making her own way."