The Secret Life
of Mother Teresa of Calcutta
her heart, her soul
her poems and prayers
in this new book
The Novel of a Soul
by Maria Amata Di Lorenzo
available in English
Mother Teresa of Calcutta was one of the most loved figures of the twentieth century, the founder of a congregation whose mission was to serve the poorest of the poor, a congregation started in 1950 in Calcutta, where the bleakest poverty exists and where the poorest died – and still risk dying – helpless in the streets.
The endless outpouring of books, essays, articles and biographies is evidence of the fascination this saint continues to exert, twenty years after her death. Her death in 1997 was mourned all over the world.
Pope Francis has chosen to canonise her at the culmination of the Jubilee year, and this is no coincidence. Who better than her to represent the Holy Father’s merciful tenderness?
Who better to remember today – blind and short-lived wayfarers as we are, in search of water to quench our thirst, we disillusioned ones, believing in nothing, yet with a wounded longing, faceless and nameless, in our hearts?
Mother Teresa left us at the dusk of the old millennium, but her testimony continues to be a living message of hope for the new millennium which advances, among atrocities and flashes of beauty, desperate acts and outbursts of love.
This book tells her tale in secret turns and unusual ways.
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There are almost two hundred pages to this book, but one leads to the next and before you know it you’ve finished and want to read it again. Magnificent, moving, intense, the most beautiful book about Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and I’ve read them all. What does this book have over the others? Well, first of all, it is written with poetry, in a warm, refined, elegant style. The subject is treated with great attention to detail. It is clear that the author has done extensive research, and she also makes profound reflections. The result is a wonderful portrait of Mother Teresa, reading that is good for the soul, absolutely a worthy book to be recommended! – Pietro, verified Amazon customer
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“Teresa of Calcutta – The Novel of a Soul”
Your ‘Mother’ is such a special creature
that I’m enchanted to read it
already when I unpacked the package …
it’s more than a sage,
it’s a voice,
just the voice of Mother Teresa
whispering in your ear …
it’s a precious work, like the author.
Simona Lo Iacono, writer