Mother Teresa of Calcutta: A Personal Portrait

Mother Teresa of Calcutta: A Personal Portrait

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by Fr. Leo Maasburg
     
 

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Mother Teresa's life sounds like a legend. The Albanian girl who entered an Irish order to go to India as a missionary and became an Angel of the Poor for countless people. She was greatly revered by Christians as well as Muslims, Hindus and unbelievers, as she brought the message of Christian love for one's neighbor from the slums of Calcutta to the whole world. Fr.

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Mother Teresa's life sounds like a legend. The Albanian girl who entered an Irish order to go to India as a missionary and became an Angel of the Poor for countless people. She was greatly revered by Christians as well as Muslims, Hindus and unbelievers, as she brought the message of Christian love for one's neighbor from the slums of Calcutta to the whole world. Fr. Leo Maasburg was there as her close companion for many decades, traveling with her throughout the world and was witness to countless miracles and incredible little-known occurrences. In this personal portrait of the beloved nun, he presents fifty amazing stories about her that most have never heard, wonderful and delightful stories about miracles, small and great, that he was privileged to experience at Mother Teresa's side. Stories of how, without a penny to her name, she started an orphanage in Spain, and at the same time saved a declining railroad company from ruin, and so many more.They all tell of her limitless trust in God's love, of the way the power of faith can move mountains, and of hope that can never die. These stories reveal a humorous, gifted, wise and arresting woman who has a message of real hope for our time. It's the life story of one of the most important women of the 20th century as it's never been told before.

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With her “ammunition”—Miraculous Medals of the Blessed Virgin Mary she handed out—and determination to change the world one person at a time, Mother Teresa became an icon for charitable work in the latter part of the 20th century. Maasburg, an Austrian priest, came along for the ride as Mother Teresa’s confessor and translator. His 50 stories ramble across several continents and through the decades, when this woman truly seemed to perform one miracle after another to get what she wanted and to build the Sisters of Charity into a worldwide organization. The stories of her ministry in the Soviet Union during the 1988 earthquakes in Armenia will be new to readers of the history of this amazing nun. ”Mother Teresa was a missionary through and through who saw God’s omnipotence and love of Jesus at work in everything and everyone,” Maasburg writes. She stood down the popes of the church and even the Sandinista rebel leaders in Nicaragua as she built a religious family that consisted of five congregations and 592 houses. This is a book for readers who want an intimate portrait of a saint in the Catholic Church. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586175559
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Fr. Leo Maasburg, born 1948, was one of the closest friends of Mother Teresa of Calcutta for many years. He was her priest, advisor and translator, and he heard her confessions. He is director of the relief organization Mission in Austria

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books about Mother Teresa. Back in the 80s I would bug our local Catholic bookstore to find books about Mother Teresa. Now that same store has an entire section devoted to her. I have read most of them. Frequently, the owner will ask me which books to reccommend. Immediately after reading this book, I said tjis book will provide fruit to the reader. This book shows a softer more personsl side of Mother Teresa. I have always experienced Mother to be meek, gentle, and humble. However, this recount give me a sense of her personal softness snd tenderness. In addition, it reaffirms for me her complete dependence on God through prayer, primarily the rosary. A fabulous read for those who want a personal look at our modern dau saint and an excellent example of someone solely reliant upon God.
Metacad More than 1 year ago
I recommend you to buy this book if you really want to know about Mother Teresa's life. I grew up when she was still around, and I thought that I knew her because I watched what news said about her. I was wrong. Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting and engaging book that gives a relaxed and human view of Mother Theresa. It clearly conveys who she was, her unavering committment and extraordinary achievements by provind small stories from the authors time with her and the sisters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago