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Mother Teresa grew famous for humbly ministering to lepers, the homeless and the poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta. In 1928 Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu joined the Sisters of Our Lady of Lareto, a Catholic order that did charity work in India. She took the name Sister Teresa and for 17 years taught school in the country. In 1950 she founded the Missionaries of Charity, a new order devoted to helping the sick and poor; the order grew to include branches in more than 100 cities around the world, and Mother Teresa became a worldwide symbol of charity, meeting with Princess Diana and many other public figures. In 1979 Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace, and in 1985 she was awarded the Medal of Freedom from the United States.
‘I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper's wounds, I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience?'
- Mother TeresaBorn in a country far from the city which she would make her home, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu dreamt of coming to Calcutta to serve the poorest of the poor. Two decades later, she single-handedly started the Missionaries of Charity, an organization which has today come to embody the values of compassion and care in a world of suffering.
Reviews: The acclaimed biography of the most famous and admired woman in the world. ‘Chawla's book is one written from the heart.' - The Pioneer ‘Of the books so far written about her, Navin Chawla's is perhaps the most detailed ... a meticulously researched work that approaches its subject with the level-headed briskness characteristic of Mother Teresa herself.' - The Times of India ‘An absorbing biography ... provides a splendid view from the inside about...
This book was the first one that placed Mother Teresa among the great personalities of both Western and Eastern mysticism, and the spiritual mystical aspect of Mother Teresa was recently confirmed by the reserved documents that came to light in the process of beatification. This work goes deeper into these aspects not only through a comparison with the Hindu philosophies and the ethical-religious views of Mahatma Gandhi but also through the meeting points with Eckhart, the master of Western...
The acclaimed biography of the most famous and admired woman in the world.
'Quite extraordinarily moving…' - The Hindustan Times
'Chawla's book is one written from the heart.' - The Pioneer
‘Of the books so far written about her, Navin Chawla's is perhaps the most detailed…a meticulously researched work that approaches its subject with the level-headed briskness characteristic of Mother Teresa herself.' - The Times of India
‘An absorbing biography…provides a splendid view from the...
Mother Teresa has symbolized human goodness, empathy and charity for decades and continues to do so after her death. But how did Agnes Bojaxhiu, a simple girl from an obscure corner of Eastern Europe, become such an international and influential figure?
This illustrated biography tells the story of her life, from being a determined young nun who went out into the streets of Calcutta to care for the diseased and the dying, to becoming the voice for the weak and the poor. Her vision led to the...
In 1969, Malcolm Muggeridge travelled to Calcutta to make a documentary about Mother Teresa with the BBC. Muggeridge was immediately impressed on his first meeting with her and his resulting documentary, 'Something Beautiful for God' - brought Mother Teresa to the attention of the world’s media and public.
Following the documentary trip, Muggeridge wrote this book (originally published in 1971), which combines his reflections about Mother Teresa, her work and the time he spent with her,...