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No Greater Love

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No Greater Love is the essential wisdom of Mother Teresa—the most accessible, intimate, and inspiring book of her teachings.

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Thematically arranged to present her revolutionary vision of Christianity in its graceful simplicity, the book features her thoughts on love, generosity, forgiveness, prayer, service, and what it means to be a Christian.

A passionate testament to deep hope and abiding faith in God, No Greater Love celebrates the life and work of one of the world’s most revered spiritual teachers.


"Much better known for practicing her faith than for preaching it, Mother Teresa speaks in this anthology of her teachings and sayings. 'We all know that there is a God who loves us, who made us,' she writes. 'Holiness is not a luxury for the few; it is a simple duty, because if we learn to love, we learn to be holy.' Mother Teresa, founder of the international order of nuns called the Missionaries of Charity and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, speaks simply, joyfully.

Sometimes, she's gently funny: 'Someone once asked me, Are you married?, And I said, Yes, and I find it sometimes very difficult to smile at Jesus because he can be very demanding.' She always speaks to the heart about matters such as prayer, love and work, Jesus, poverty and the poor, and suffering and death. Included in this collection are a brief biography and an interview with Mother Teresa. This stirring collection adds one more facet to the portrait of a woman who has become a worldwide model for self-sacrifice and charity."      ~Publishers Weekly


"If our poor die of hunger, it is not because God does not care for them. Rather, it is because neither you nor I are generous enough. It is because we are not instruments of love in the hands of God.

We do not recognize Christ when once again He appears to us in the hungry man, in the lonely woman, in the child who is looking for a place to get warm."


In recognition of her efforts, Mother Teresa was bestowed many awards, including the Padma Shri award for distinguished service in 1962, The Pope John XXIII Peace Prize in 1971, the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997. Mother Teresa accepted all awards on behalf of the poor, using any money that accompanied them to fund her centers.

Mother Teresa was forced to scale back her activities in 1990 because of declining health. On March 13 1997, she stepped down as head of the order and Sister Nirmala was chosen to succeed her as leader of the Missionaries of Charity. On September 5, 1997, at the age of 87, the best loved woman of the century passed away.

Author Teresa, Mother
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 206 pp.
Publisher New World Library 2002
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