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In the Heart of the World is a powerful portrait of one of the most beloved women of all time, told in her own words through a fascinating blend of daily life experiences, prayers, and spiritual wisdom. Follow Mother Teresa to the streets of Calcutta, Rome, and New York and listen as she offers pearls of spiritual truth as relevant today as when she began her work more than sixty years ago.

With humor, compassion, and lyrical clarity, Mother Teresa illuminates the sacred in the intimate everyday tasks of living. In the Heart of the World bears indisputable testimony to the influence of a soul wholly dedicated — with a heart of love — to a life of service. Through this book, Mother Teresa will inspire you to reach out with love and compassion to others, and to work together for world peace.
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Mother Teresa





Thoughts, Stories & Prayers


Edited by Becky Benenate



New World Library

14 Pamaron Way

Novato, California 94949

Copyright © 1997 by New World Library

Originally published as The Mother Teresa Reader, A Life for God,

compiled by LaVonne Neff, which was derived from works compiled

and edited by Henry Dietrich, Jose Luis Gonzalez-Balado, and

Angelo Scolozzi, published by Servant Publications, Inc., © 1995.

All rights reserved. This book may not be reproduced in whole or in part,

stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means —

electronic, mechanical, or other — without written permission from the

publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a review.

Chapter opening quotations reprinted by permission from

Works of Love Are Works of Peace by Michael Collopy,

published by Ignatius Press, San Francisco, California.

Text design: Aaron Kenedi

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Teresa, Mother, 1910 – 1997

[Mother Teresa reader]

In the heart of the world : thoughts, stories & prayers

Mother Teresa : edited by Becky Benenate

p. cm.

originally published: Mother Teresa reader.

Servant Publications, © 1995.

ISBN 978-1-57731-065-9 (cloth : alk. paper)

1. Meditations. I. Benenate, Becky. II. Title.

First hardcover printing, 1997

First paperback printing, March 2010

Printed in Canada on 100% postconsumer-waste recycled paper

New World Library is a proud member of the Green Press Initiative.

ISBN 978-1-57731-900-9

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On Compassion

On Silence

On Joy

On Contemplation

On Generosity

On Sacrifice


Remember the Small Things

The Distressing Disguise of Suffering

Giving Freely

To Notice Beauty in Others

Opening the Heart

To Die Like an Angel

Abandonment Is an Awful Poverty

The Warmth of a Hand

To Give of Yourself

Sharing Love with Others

The Great Gift of Love

The Tenderness of God

A Home, A Gift

A Beautiful Example of Love

Generous and Great People


Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace

Shine Through Me

Blessed Are You Among Women

Holy, Holy, Holy

Our Father

Come, Let Us Bow Down

O Jesus, You Who Suffer





On Compassion

"We will never know how much

just a simple smile will do."

Let us not use bombs and guns to overcome the world. Let us use love and compassion. Peace begins with a smile. Smile five times a day at