It is not success that is important but our faithfulness.
Mother Teresa, From Part One
For thirty years, Fr. Sebastian Vazhakala worked closely with Mother Teresa, co-founding with her the Missionaries of Charity Contemplative and founding the Lay Missionaries of Charity. At her funeral, he was one of only six people given the honor of riding on the catafalque that carried her body. She has always been a mother to me, he has said, we always remained very close.
In this book, Fr. Sebastian tells not only the stories of the founding of the Contemplative and the Lay Missionaries, but also provides fresh insight into Mother Teresa who was timid and very sensitive by nature, according to the author, but who surrendered everything to God in order to serve him in the poor.
Through unedited letters, photos and anecdotes ranging from Mother Teresa s childhood in Albania to the memory loss of her later years, the reader gains a new portrait of both Mother Teresa and the inner spirit of the Missionaries of Charity. A Servant Book.
The pages of this book do not leave the reader indifferent. On the contrary, on every page there is something that is impressed upon you...until you are inspired to do something beautiful for God. Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints