It is not how much we do
but how much love
we put in the doing
that makes our offering
something beautiful for God.
Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910, Mother Teresa was called to a religious life at a young age and began her novitiate in 1928. She took the name "Teresa" after Saint Teresa of Lisieux, the patroness of missionaries, and dedicated her entire life to helping the poorest of the poor in India and, later, throughout the world.
Founder of the Missionaries of Charity in 1950, she came to be known as Mother Teresa and oversaw thousands of nuns as they ministered to the poor, the starving, and the dying.
Mother Teresa was the recipient of many of the world's most prestigious humanitarian awards, including the United States Medal of Honor and the Nobel Peace Prize. She died in Calcutta, India, in 1997 and was beatified by Pope John Paul II on October 19, 2003. In his homily the pope said, "Let us praise the Lord for this diminutive woman in love with God, a humble Gospel messenger and a tireless benefactor of humanity. In her we honor one of the most important figures of our time. Let us welcome her message and follow her example."
Blessed by Pope John Paul II himself, Demi's Mother Teresa is a glorious biography of one of the most beloved women of our time a woman whose actions and words will inspire us all.
|Publisher:||Margaret K. McElderry Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Demi is the award-winning creator of numerous books for children, including The Empty Pot; Buddha; The Dalai Lama; The Legend of Saint Nicholas; Gandhi, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award; and Muhammad, which was named a Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice selection, a Booklist Editors’ Choice selection, one of the Booklist Top Ten Religion Books for Youth, and a Book Links “Lasting Connections” selection, and was cited in a Publishers Weekly starred review as a “timely, exceptionally handsome biography [that] serves as an excellent introduction to Islam.” Demi lives in Carnation, Washington.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
For Catholics and many other people around the world, Mother Teresa is seen as a godly and wonderful person who performed selfless acts all across the world for those who could not help themselves. In this book, Demi takes the life of Mother Teresa and explains it in a very plain, yet complete way, that children can understand easily. It begins at the time she was born and moves through her life until death, and gives more information about her after her death. The illustrations add to the story and help explain parts that may be more difficult for children to understand.I think Demi did a wonderful job on this book. At first I thought the illustrations were a little plain for a person with such a blessed person. But then I realized they were the perfect explanation of Mother Teresa. She was a very plain person on the outside, but her acts were incredible. I believe children of many ages could enjoy this book.I would use this book in my class to teach a lesson on Mother Teresa, emphasizing thinking of others and what you can do to make the world a better place. I think for children who are not raised Catholic, her life can be confusing, but this book would do an excellent job explaining it.