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Lent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta: Daily Meditations

Many of us remember Mother Teresa, one of the most beloved Catholic women of all time. A true contemporary saint and public figure who was world renowned and even won the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, she was born in 1910 and died in 1997 in Kolkata, India. 

This small book of daily reflections for Lent and Holy Week celebrates the humility, charity and devotion of Saint Teresa of Calcutta (canonized in 2016) and the Missionaries of Charity—including four sisters martyred in Yemen.
 
The penitential season of Lent is the prelude to Easter, the most resplendent season of the liturgical calendar. On Ash Wednesday, we receive the incinerated ashes of the palms that marked the start of the previous year’s Holy Week. In so doing, we are mindful of the perpetual cycle of dying and rising, darkness and light, sin and redemption. On Easter Sunday, we rejoice in the new life to which we have been raised and transformed.
 
St. Teresa of Calcutta once said,“Thoughtfulness is the beginning of great sanctity." She teaches us that our daily offerings of work and prayer, the intentional giving of ourselves, delights the One who loves us. Each sacrifice, however great or small, presents an opportunity to die to ourselves so that the love of Christ might shine more brightly in us. 

Our witness—like that of St. Teresa and her sisters—can be a transforming force in the world. That change begins within. 

Paperback. 176 pages.



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