In the summer of 1986, 21-year-old Susan Conroy left her family and friends and headed off to Calcutta, India - alone - to assist the Missionaries of Charity.
Her goals for this journey were ambitious:
- "Work alongside Mother Teresa, actively trying to learn her ways of selfless love, devotion, and service"
- "Grow stronger in my faith"
- "Grow in appreciation for what I have been given"
- "Grow in concern for human life"
- "Carry through life all that I will learn, and share this with others."
Now, in a one-of-a-kind, first-person account with never-before-published photographs, Susan Conroy takes you there. "This is a story about how 'all things are possible with God,'" she writes. "It is a treasury of the lessons of love that I learned from Mother Teresa and her beloved poorest of the poor."
Many young men and women entertain idealistic thoughts of traveling to a poverty-stricken corner of the world to work with the poor. Susan Conroy, a Dartmouth junior, didn't just think about it -- she did it, journeying on her own to Calcutta to spend a summer volunteering with Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity. In her moving, first-hand account of Mother Teresa and her work, Susan learned to find incredible peace and happiness in a city where she also found hell on earth. Her experience in Calcutta changed her life forever. Now you can share her account of life in Calcutta, her never-before seen photographs, and her remarkable profile of a modern saint -- the woman we soon will call St. Teresa of Calcutta.