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A Call to Mercy:
Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve
edited by Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, MC
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Book Description




Published to coincide with the Jubilee Year of Mercy and the canonization of Mother Teresa on September 4, 2016, this new book of unpublished material by a humble yet remarkable woman of faith whose influence is felt as deeply today as it was when she was alive, offers Mother Teresa’s profound yet accessible wisdom on how we can show mercy and compassion in our day-to-day lives. Fr. Brian Kolodiejckuk, MC, the postulator of Mother Teresa’s cause for sainthood and the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity Fathers, put together this remarkable collection of writings and eye-witness testimony that reveals Mother Teresa’s life, wisdom, suffering and profound faith in a merciful God who is present in the poorest of the poor.

Published by Image/Penguin Random House, Huntington

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My Take
One of the highlights of the Jubilee Year of Mercy was the canonization of Mother Teresa, considered in her life to be a saint and a conduit of God's mercy. When a person is canonized, the postulator often writes a definitive biography, but for Mother Teresa a different approach was taken. Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, MC, has compiled never-before-published writings of Mother Teresa and moving eye-witness testimony of her in action. "A Call to Mercy" is biographical in a truly practical and pastoral sense, offering Mother's words of wisdom for putting mercy into action.
“A Call to Mercy describes the daily encounters and actions of St. Mother Teresa and renders her accessible as a model for us on our journey of love. It is easy to put her on a pedestal and give ourselves a pass. As Mother invited, taught and engaged her sisters to attend to those who suffer, she beckons us too. A Call to Mercy reminds us that all works of mercy begin at a very simple place: in prayer whereby we put Christ into our hearts and from there on recognize His cry "I thirst" in the poor, abandoned and oppressed.”

Carolyn Woo — President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services
About the Editor
Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, MC, editor of the New York Times bestseller “Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta,”met Mother Teresa in 1977 and was associated with her until her death in 1997. He subsequently became a member of the Missionaries of Charity Fathers and is postulator of the cause of canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and director of the Mother Teresa Center.