Mother Teresa: In My Own Words

by Mother Teresa

Hardcover, 1996



Call number

922.22 MOT



Call number

922.22 MOT




Mother Teresa's work for--and among--the poor has become the yardstick by which the entire world measures compassion, generosity, and selflessness. Her words and actions have inspired millions of people from every race and religion and country to help the poor and needy, a legacy that is her gift to all mankind for generations to come. From 1950, when she founded the order of Missionaries of Charity, to winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, to her final days, Mother Teresa served the world as a beacon shedding the light of hope, comfort, and peace on all. This book is a testament to the power of her words. Here are the same quotes, stories, and prayers that helped strengthen and inspire the poor, the dying, the suffering, and the doubting who she met during her lifetime, and that will continue to strengthen and inspire all who read them.--From publisher description.… (more)


Gramercy (1996) 109 pages


0517201690 / 9780517201695



(29 ratings; 4)

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LibraryThing member kaulsu
This is not a memoir, which of course is what I thought it would be. Instead, it is Mother Teresa's thoughts in a format that is conducive to daily meditations.
Christ in the Poor
Home & Family
Life and Death
God and Christianity
Our Mission
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LibraryThing member StrokeBoy
Mother Teresas pure simplicity comes through in this book. You won't have to ask why we are all responsible for helping our brothers and sisters after you read this book.
LibraryThing member Justjenniferreading
I, like many others I'm sure, feel that Mother Teresa was a great person. This book is full of quotes from her. It is awe-inspiring to me that she did such great things and was as humble about what she was doing as she was.

While reading these quotes I was struck by how simple the things she said truly were, yet in their simplicity lies their magnitude. She wasn't helping the poor because it made her a better person, she was helping the poor because it was what she was needed to do to strengthen her relationship with Jesus. Many times she mentions that she helps the poor because the poor are Jesus, and by helping them she is helping Jesus.

Reading these quotes from her was quite touching. I hope that by listening to the message that she was conveying that I can become a better person.
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LibraryThing member inkcharmed
Lovely and quick inspiration to be love.
LibraryThing member OCMCCP
The collection of quotes, stories, and prayers in this book are all her own words and experiences. They were compiled from various sources. Her undying faith and concern of the human spirit is reflected in these passages. In her years of work, Mother Teresa has brought God to millions in places of darkness. Let her share her hope, faith, and love with you.… (more)
LibraryThing member baddyo
I have read everything from Herodotus to Stephen King, from Mark Helprin to Victor Hugo and every thing in between. This is unequivocally the BEST book I have ever read. I am on my third read. Simply put, it is a roadmap to life.
LibraryThing member kaylynvh
Lots of wisdom that only Mother Teresa could say.


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