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  • Published: 1 October 2008
  • ISBN: 9781846041303
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $28.99

Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light

The revealing private writings of the Nobel Peace Prize winner


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The surprising spiritual life of one of the most recognized - and loved - figures of the twentieth century

During her lifelong service to the poorest of the poor, Mother Teresa became an icon of compassion to people of all religions, and none. Her selfless commitment to the care of the sick and the dying, as well as to thousands of others who no one else was prepared to help, has been recognised and acclaimed throughout the world.

Yet this impressive collection of her writings shows a new and unexpected picture of the Nobel Peace Prize winner. Her absolute conviction that she was doing God's will is well known but what is quite new is the discovery that she fulfilled her mission in spite of feeling a chasm of spiritual emptiness within her, which lasted for decades.

This book is a moving chronicle of her spiritual journey and it reveals the secrets she shared only with her closest confidants. It also illustrates how the experience of agonizing doubts need not hold anyone back from doing something extraordinary with their lives..

  • Pub date: 1 October 2008
  • ISBN: 9781846041303
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $28.99

About the Authors

Mother Teresa

Born in 1910 in Albania, Mother Teresa started her own order, the Missionaries of Charity, in 1950 in Calcutta. During her lifetime she won many awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize, and founded hundreds of homes throughout the world. She died in 1999 and will be canonised in September 2016

Brian Kolodiejchuk

Born in Skopje in 1910, Mother Teresa joined the Sisters of Loreto in Dublin in 1928 and was sent to India, where she began her novitiate. She taught at St. Mary's High School in Calcutta from 1931 to 1948, until leaving the Loreto order to begin the Missionaries of Charity. Through her sisters, brothers and priests, her service to the poorest of the poor spread all around the world. She won many awards, including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. After her death in 1997, the process for her sainthood was quickly begun and she was beatified in 2003.

Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C., Ph.D., was born in Winnipeg, Canada. He met Mother Teresa in 1977 and was associated with her until her death in 1997. He joined the Missionaries of Charity Fathers at the time of their foundation in 1984. Fr. Brian is postulator of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and director of the Mother Teresa Center.


Praise for Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light

“Stunning revelations”

New York Times

“Come Be My Light raises questions about God and faith, the engine behind great achievement, and the persistence of love, divine and human”

Time

“Remarkable”

Daily Mail


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