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.
Published to coincide with Pope Francis' Year of Mercy and the Vatican's canonization of Mother Teresa, this new book of unpublished material by a humble yet remarkable woman of faith whose influence is felt as deeply today as it was when she was alive offers Mother Teresa's profound yet accessible wisdom on how we can show mercy and compassion in our day-to-day lives.
Solely with Mother Teresa of Calcutta's words, Missionary of Charity Father Brian Kolodiejchuk has composed this powerful novena to the "Saint of Calcutta." These nine days of prayer seeking Blessed Teresa's intercession for a special need or intention can bring the one who prays many blessings, particularly the grace of a greater love for God. In prayer, we learn how to serve God joyfully in others, especially those most in need.