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For years Mother Teresa has appeared at the top of every list of the world's most influential women, in company with Diana, Princess of Wales, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Different in almost every respect from those famous women, she did share one important quality: she was a star. In Mother Teresa, biographer Kathryn Spink goes beyond her subject's public persona to examine the life of a modern-day saint. In the course of tracing Mother Teresa's life--from her birth in Albania to her years in Ireland and then India with the Loreto Sisters to the founding of her own order, the Missionaries of Charity--Spink explores the ramifications of her subject's life and work on the lives of those she labored for and with.
Mother Teresa's frail appearance belied the steely will and public-relations savvy she brought to the task of loosening potential donor's purse strings and attracting attention to her cause. Was Mother Teresa a kind of spiritual colonialist, as critics have charged, more interested in helping the poor die in a state of grace than in changing the conditions in which they lived? Spink discusses this and other thorny questions with grace and honesty, at the same time emphasizing her subject's admirable achievements. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“Simply the best biography of Mother Teresa around. Thoroughly researched, sensitively written and unfailingly inspiring, Kathryn Spink’s book should be, after Mother Teresa’s own writings, your first resource for understanding one of the greatest saints in Christian history.” (James Martin, SJ, author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and My Life with the Saints )See all Editorial Reviews
Some reviews focus on character development, some on the gripping nature of the story while others beautifully portray a setting as if you were there. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alan E. Freedman
To the surprise of most of the world, and even her closest sisters, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta was an intensely private woman. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shaun Heneghan
Most enlightening book and so full of ageless wisdom! Highly recommend it!
Book came quickly and was in perfect shape!
This is a excellent book about a wonderful person I am glad I have it and I recommend it to anyone.Published 5 months ago by Lewis
This book truly brought me peace. I would highly recommend it.. She was such a beautiful soul who lived amongst us.Published 5 months ago by Wilson
Ms Spink gave a review covering both the numbers of who what where and when
and also the heart of the communications between Mother Teresa and those who worked for and with... Read more
This was the official biography of Mother Teresa. It was just ok.Published 8 months ago by Steve DeGangi