"Love others as God loves you God Bless you": Something Beautiful for God: Mother Teresa of Calcutta; Signed by Mother Teresa
Something Beautiful for God: Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Muggeridge, Malcom; Mother Teresa.
Item Number: 94677
London: Collins, 1980.
Early printing of this biography of Mother Teresa, lengthily inscribed by her. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed on the front free endpaper, “Love others as God loves you God Bless you Mother Teresa.” In near fine condition. Books signed by Mother Teresa are scarce.
Something Beautiful for God interprets her life through her conversations with Malcolm Muggeridge, the worldly skeptic who experienced a remarkable conversion to Christianity because of her exemplary influence. He hails her as a "light which could never be extinguished." Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation, which by 2012 consisted of over 4,500 sisters and was active in 133 countries. They run hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis; soup kitchens; dispensaries and mobile clinics; children's and family counselling programs; orphanages; and schools. Members must adhere to the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience, as well as a fourth vow, to give "wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor." Mother Teresa was the recipient of numerous honors, including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. In October 2003, she was beatified as "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta."