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At the Home for the Dying in Calcutta, Mother Teresa often cared for residents as they approached the end. As she ministered to one illness-ravaged man, a visitor overheard her whisper a few words to him. These simple words embody some of Mother Teresa's most profound wisdom. She said, "You say a prayer in your religion, and I will say a prayer as I know it. Together we will say this prayer and it will be something beautiful for God." These gentle words of solace and care provide a glimpse of a Mother Teresa that is often overlooked: Mother Teresa, the universal teacher of prayer. With this deeply profound and exceptionally approachable collection, she offers guidance and inspiration for people of all faiths --- Catholics, Protestants, disenchanted Christians, non-Christians, and unaffiliated spiritual seekers --- seeking to walk a spiritual path.
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Studio: White Cloud Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5.7" Height: 1" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 1998
Publisher White Cloud Press
ISBN 1883991250 ISBN13 9781883991258
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More About Mother Teresa
Born in Skopje in 1910, MOTHER TERESA joined the Sisters of Loreto in Dublin in 1928 and was sent to India, where she began her novitiate. She taught at St. Mary's High School in Calcutta from 1931 to 1948, until leaving the Loreto order to begin the Missionaries of Charity. Through her sisters, brothers, and priests, her service of the poorest of the poor spread all around the world. She won many awards, including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. After her death in 1997, the process for her sainthood was quickly begun and she was beatified in 2003.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta was born in 1910 and died in 1997.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Everything Starts from Prayer: Mother Teresa's Meditations on Spiritual Life for People of All Faiths?
lovely moving meditations about love Jun 6, 2008
I read this book over and over as part of my Lenten meditations. Lovely, simple ideas and messages. Bought 2 more copies to give as gifts.
The Power of Prayer Jan 17, 2008
Mother Teresa reminds us of the power that is compacted in prayer. Prayer is perhaps the most powerful of all spiritual treatments and in this book, Mother Teresa reminds us that all our activity is governed by and made better by the power that flows through prayer.
Wonderful book filled with meaningful and easy to incorporate prayers that really do make a difference in your day and life. Just beautiful.
Michael Z, Author The Wisdom of the Rooms A Year of Weekly Reflections
You'll almost feel as if Mother Teresa is speaking to you directly! Mar 21, 2006
I've long known that a book's length doesn't guarantee that it will be worth reading . . . such is the case with EVERYTHING STARTS FROM PRAYER: MOTHER TERESA'S MEDITATIONS ON SPIRITUAL LIFE FOR PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS by Anthony Stern.
It is short, but oh so powerful . . . and as the subtitle implies, it is applicable for people of any faith.
As I was reading it, I kept having to pause to think about Mother Teresa was saying . . . it was almost as if she were talking to me directly!
For example, when I'm in a lazy mood, these words always inspire me:
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Almost every page contained some other tidbit that I'll want to refer to again--and again . . . to cite just a few others:
* There is much suffering in the world- very much. And this material suffering is suffering from hunger, suffering from homelessness, from all kinds of diseases, but I still think the greatest suffering is being lonely, feeling unloved, just having no one.
* Examine your heart first, though, to see if there is any lack of forgiveness of others still inside, because how can we ask God for forgiveness if we cannot forgive others?
* It is so easy to be proud, harsh, moody and selfish, but we have been created for greater things; why stoop down to things that will spoil the beauty of our hearts?
And, lastly, there's this one which is one of my all-time favorites:
* We can do no great things-only small things with great love.
Simple yet deep Feb 9, 2006
Everything starts with prayer means everything we do should begin with a prayer: an interview, house hunting, the day, a quick drive to the store, an exam. Such a deceptively simple title yet so profound. To start every 'thing' we do with a prayer - of help, thanks, or guidance - surely can only be wonderful for us and Him.
POWERFUL Apr 15, 2005
Everything Starts from Prayer has been added to the books I use regularly. This book refreshes my spirit. If you have any value for prayer this book will pump it up (Maybe I should send a copy to Governor Schwarzenegger)! With Mother Teresa's ecumenical reach, no walls excluding anyone from prayer, I have gifted this book many times to people I know benefit. "Everything Starts from Prayer" is inspirational and one of my absolute favorites.