Mother Teresa wanted to model her life after St. Therese of Lisieux. When she made her permanent vows, she wanted to choose the name "Therese," but another sister had already chosen the French version of the name. So she opted for the Spanish version, "Teresa." Mother Teresa and the Little Flower have so much in common, which is partly what made me want to learn more about her. Their humility, complete trust in the plans God had for them, and their desire to love Jesus and God's people without boundaries makes them alike in many ways.
In Mother Teresa and Me from Circle Press, Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle does a phenomenal job of bringing Blessed Teresa to readers on a personal level. This beautiful book truly inspires me to do all I can to see Christ in everyone I meet. This frail but feisty soul taught the entire world that God will work through us to touch others; we just have to let Him! This peek into their private friendship teaches that each one of us, in our own way, can continue the mission of responding to Jesus' words, "I thirst." Through this inspirational and loving tribute, we find that it is in giving away our love that we, in turn, love our God.
To learn more, visit www.donnacooperoboyle.com, where you will find links to her various blogs and more information about the book.