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Center Fellow Publishes First Study of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Center fellow David Scott has published the first new study of Mother Teresa to appear since her 2003 beatification.

Scott's new book, A Revolution of Love: The Meaning of Mother Teresa (Loyola Press, $12.89) is the first to make use of newly discovered letters she wrote to her spiritual directors and superiors beginning in the 1940s.

The letters, unreleased during her lifetime, detail private revelations she received from Jesus and Mary - including instructions for the founding of her religious order, the Missionaries of Charity. In these letters, she also describes a never-before disclosed "dark night of the soul" - feelings of God's absence and rejection that persisted throughout her ministry.

The book, written for a popular audience, explores not only her spiritual struggles, but also her slow and difficult conversion to the poor, her prophetic stance against abortion and the culture of death, and her teachings on prayer and holiness.

"David Scott's book, more than any other, shows us the saint and her significance," said Center founder, Dr. Scott Hahn. "A Revolution of Love belongs in the hands of everyone who loves this most beloved of modern women."

The books is available in our On-Line Bookstore.


Praise for A Revolution of Love:

"Mother Teresa was one of the most intensely profiled celebrities of the last century. Yet you can read all the coverage and still not see the woman as she was. David Scott's book, more than any other, shows us the saint and her significance. A Revolution of Love belongs in the hands of everyone who loves this most beloved of modern women."
      -  Dr. Scott Hahn 
         Founder and President, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and 
         author of The Lamb’s Supper

"This is the book the world needs now. A Revolution of Love is the first true interpretation of Mother Teresa's life and it is a vivid and delightfully readable biography for those who wish to imitate her in some way—and that should mean every living Christian."
     - Mike Aquilina
       
Vice President, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and author of
       What Catholics Believe and The Fathers of the Church

"At a time when we savor Mother Teresa's influence on our world, David Scott offers a comprehensive and grand view of her vocation, her teaching and her heritage in Christ. He also provides a worthy exploration into the make-up of holiness."
     - Lucinda Vardey
       
Editor and Compiler of the best-seller, A Simple Path

"...Readable, delightful...skillfully and seamlessly guides the reader through an impressive array of topics...Scott should be applauded for...adding to the intrigue of an important modern religious figure."
     - Publishers Weekly

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