An inspiration for personal prayer, The Gift of Joy: Daily Meditations offers 365 short, inspiring selections with quotes taken directly from Mother Teresa's own writings. In each of these readings, you will encounter the woman who yearned to know God above all else and whose words point the way for those who long to quench the same thirst. Edited by a longtime coworker of Mother Teresa, this padded hardcover gift edition makes a lovely gift for special occasions or for your own personal enrichment.
Mother Teresa is known for her radiant smile and the joy of Christ that she brought to all she met, even in the most challenging circumstances. These daily stories and meditations in her own words point to the secret of living in that joy: simplicity, humble surrender to Jesus, thankfulness, and, above all, a heart filled with God’s love. These keys will unlock the gift of joy in every thirsting heart.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta (19101997) was the founder of Missionaries of Charity, an organization that ministers to the world’s impoverished and destitute.
Editor Bio: Angelo D. Scolozzi, M.C.III.O., was a close associate of Mother Teresa. He is the cofounder, with Mother Teresa, of the universal fraternity of the WordMissionaries of Charity Third Order, M.C.III.O. He lives in Mexico.
This appealingly designed book has short spiritual reflections for each day of the year... This is not a touchy-feely volume of New Age affirmations, but a no-nonsense collection of entries that recommend humility, acquiescence to the will of God, service to those in need, and seeing Jesus in the poorest of the poor.
William L. Keogan, Catholic Library World
"These 365 short daily reflections are an ideal way to take a break from life's busyness and stir up a desire for holiness... How to find and love Jesuswhether in the silence of prayer or in the faces of those we meetis the recurring theme of Mother Theresa's words."
"This collection of daily readings offers the wisdom and example of Mother Teresa, who lived in challenging circumstances yet humbly surrendered to God. Each entry opens the reader to 'little practices of love' she recognized as opportunities for building a faithful life of service....We can do no better than to let all these words quench our thirst and guide our journey throughout the entire year."