Saturday, May 15, 2010

"Mother Teresa and Me"—Ten Years of Friendship That Will Inspire You To Do More

Most of us know about Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the little nun who started her own religious order, the Missionaries of Charity, and won the Nobel Peace Prize for her tireless work for the poorest of the poor. Now we can get to know her intimately, as author, speaker, and television host Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle shares about her encouraging and healing friendship with one of the greatest souls of modern times. Through God's Divine Providence, an American mother and housewife and an Albanian nun a world away developed a friendship that lasted ten years and changed Donna-Marie forever. Filled with personal letters and pictures, the book will touch your heart and inspire you to be a saint.

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.



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