Teresa of Calcutta

Teresa of Calcutta

Serving the poorest of the poor

Sowers Series
by D. Jeanene Watson, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
Publisher: Mott Media
Trade Paperback, 172 pages
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Historical Setting: India, 1910-1997 A.D.

Agnes and her family lived in Macedonia in eastern Europe. Agnes eagerly read letters by missionaries from faraway places. She especially enjoyed the letters from Calcutta, India.
Eventually Agnes arrived in Calcutta where she taught young, well-to-do girls. They knew her as Sister Teresa. Unsatisfied, Teresa searched for her calling in life. One day she decided to work with "the poorest of the poor." She conducted her first class in a public park. Only five street children attended. Despite the hardships, she stayed with the work. She knew that God had sent her to care for these people who had no one else to love them
Teresa dressed in a simple white sari with a blue border. A safety pin held a cross at her left shoulder. She became a familiar sight in the slum streets of Calcutta.
Teresa not only helped the poor, she became one of them. She told the girls she trained, "We will pattern our lives after their poverty. We are poor by choice. We want to be poor like Christ, who, being rich, chose to be born and live and work among the poor."

Contents:

  1. Where Cross and Crescent Meet
  2. Follow Your Own Road
  3. City of Palaces
  4. City of Dreadful Night
  5. Creek Lane
  6. Place of the Pure Heart
  7. Touching Jesus
  8. Sowing Joy
  9. Touch a Leper with Kindness
  10. We Do It for Jesus
  11. God Will Provide
  12. A Pencil in God's Hand
  13. Something Beautiful for God
  14. Silver Jubilee Success
  15. A Gathering of Nobility

    Events in the Life of Mother Teresa
    Bibliography
    Index
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