Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Founders of the Missionaries of Charity, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding Christians of the twentieth century.
Before her death in 1997 she had come to embody for many people the modern definition of holiness. This selection of her writings highlights the essential dimensions of her spiritual message.
Jean Maalouf lives in New Milford, Connecticut. He is the author of many books, including Praying with Mother Teresa, and editor of Mother Teresa: Essential Writings.
We can do no great things, only small things with great love." Before her death in 1997 Mother Teresa of Calcutta had come to embody for people of all nations and faiths the very definition of holiness. This selection of her writings highlights the essence of her spiritual message, of Christian love and service to the poor--which is not only a path of faithful discipleship but the way to human happiness and fulfillment. "Will inspire ordinary readers and challenge deeper thinkers alike. Humanity simply stands in awe of her.
- National Catholic Register
Mother Teresa marked the history of our century. She courageously defended life, she served all human beings by promoting their dignity and respect, and made those who had been defeated by life feel the tenderness of GodOI give fervent thanks to God who gave this woman of unshakable faith as a gift to the Church and to the world.
- Pope John Paul II
She was the essence of holiness herself.
- John Cardinal O'Connor
In the history of Christianity, Mother Teresa has been more than a personality, she has truly proved to be an event.
- Father Edward Le Joly, S.J.
Mother Teresa represents the Christian faith at its finest and the Catholic heritage at its best.
- Father Andrew M. Greeley