This book includes correspondence (and context for understanding it) from Mother Teresa's early years in religious life and throughout her years as founder of a new religious community. This correspondence reveals Mother Teresa's struggles, doubts, and her sense of abandonment by God. These revelations can encourage and strengthen us as she reveals her abiding faith despite darkness and trials.
Missionary of Charity Father Brian Kolodiejchuk met Mother Teresa in 1977 and joined the Missionaries of Charity Fathers at the time of their foundation in 1984. He is postulator of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and director of the Mother Teresa Center.
©2007 The Mother Teresa Center (P)2008 St. Anthony Messenger Press
"Mother Teresa's ministry with the poor won her the Nobel Prize and the admiration of a believing world. Her ministry to a doubting modern world may have just begun." (James Martin, S.J., Culture Editor, America magazine)
"Mother Teresa, sick with longing for a sense of the divine, kept faith with the sick of Calcutta. And now, dead for [over] 10 years, she is poised to reach those who can at last recognize, in her, something of their own doubting, conflicted selves." (The New York Times)
"Saints are not holy for themselves, but for all of us, their sisters and brothers. I believe this book will become a classic in spirituality." (James Van Vurst, O.F.M., St. Anthony Messenger magazine)
Yes, it is beautiful.
The woman voicing Mother Teresa didn't really seem to capture her personality. Mother, at least according to times I have seen her talk and based upon peoples' descriptions of her, was a determined, focused, and almost spunky woman. The narrator in the audiobook had a breathy, sterile delivery that seemed almost stereotypical, like the porcelain statue of a saint.
This was a beautiful look inside this Godly woman, who was anything but ordinary.She wanted no credit or glory, simply to serve the poorest of the poor.It went through her life and inner thoughts from youth through her life.Inspirational and encouraging to find the light within us all. Even in the darkest nights of her soul, she radiated love and light.She needed no money to feed and bless multitudes.Truly an Ascended Master!
The male narrators are ok it is the female narrator that makes Mother Theresa sound sickly sweet, and since this is mainly about Mother Theresa's writings, for me it was a major turn off
Yes the book was good- the female narrator not so!
Excellent book full of truth and very carrying the Love of Christ! The vulnerability of Mother Teresa opens up light for own walk with God. Highly recommend to every sincere Jesus Follower.
Filmmaker and artist in Los Angeles.
YES Repetitiveness! I understand that Mother Teresa had her struggles, but they were often the same struggle. I think it's very human to struggle with the same things but at the same time, when I am reading, it is annoying to read the same thing as if you hadn't told me once already. This is really my biggest problem with this story. Also, there is a mix of letters and them kind of a commentary of Mother Teresa. I think her letters are way more interesting than speculation or the interference of another person writing in the middle.
I am not sure how to share the ending without giving spoilers so I am skipping this question.
The pace seemed maybe a bit slow at times, specially in between letters of Mother Teresa.
No, this is not movie material. This would be a slow paced film. I don't know why this would be asked because a film script does not have the same liberties that a novel has. This is fine as a book, not a movie.
This isn't a bad book. I was just expecting a bit more information of direct info from Mother Teresa. I found the author almost an interference unless it was information of where or why a letter was written.
What a wonderful world!
Her life, her story, her motives are so inspiring. We all know about her, but we don't really know her motives, why and how she did what she did. It is a beautiful story, very well told and is a privilege to have been immersed in her life for a while. I recommend this book to all who believe in service, to all who believe in God and his ways of doing things. He struggles made me realize mine have purposes too. What a great book!.
Highly recommend, for those want to know what's truth calling, the meaning of our faith & the understanding we need only 5 Indian rupees to obtain riches in eternity.
I love this touching life story of Mother Theresa. I am not Catholic yet this book makes interested in Catholic traditions. even more so, it inspires me to look for ways to serve and to ask my Father in Heaven how can I best serve Thee.
I was truly inspired by the writings of Mother Teresa. Listening to this book was easier than reading it. To fully understand what she experienced you must finish the book or you will be left with an inaccurate view of her journey. For the spiritual, a must read.
""must-read" for all who care about spiritual life"
Difficult to transmit the insight of this testimony of Mother Teresa. Most profound testament. She let herself to be a "victim" to the end. And even the fact that her personal letters remained for us all was against her human wishes. Thus she underwent a profound violence in human sense in many ways. I am immensely grateful to God for this.
I read many books but this has to be one of the best. If you want to know what it is to battle against all the odds read this book. If you want to know what it means to LOVE read this book. Blessed
"True Mother to us all"
This was highly enjoyable and spiritually deep book - even if not a religious person
Multiple voices made it easy to navigate through different people mentioned in the book and the voice of Mother Teresa did well fit her stature
yes - she was a Nobel laureate, who did so much, unlike some other recent laureates - who killed other people instead of helping anyone
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