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Meditations from a Simple Path

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After decades of materialism, secularization and me-too philosophies, it is no surprise to find that more and more people in the West are searching for spiritual ideas to add structure to their lives. This pocket-sized little book distills the very best of Mother Teresa's wisdom that was so apparet in A Simple Path. Of help and comfort not only to catholics but also to non ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published October 3rd 1996 by Rider (first published March 12th 1996)
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Marilyn
Jan 23, 2011 Marilyn rated it liked it
These are excerpts from her book "A Simple Path". She taught high school geography for 20 years in Calcutta before starting her own order.


Here are some a of my faves:"We don't need to look for happiness, if we have love for others we'll be given it. It is a gift of God."
"It is not how much we do, but how much love we put into the doing."
"I always begin my prayer in silence, for it is in the silence of the heart that God speaks."
Then she ends with the parable of the sheep and the goats, Matth
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Mindy Albiston
Simple but perhaps overly so

I like the format, which is just a collection of basically unrelated short devotions. I took an even shorter selection of each and read them before dinner for a couple weeks. I do not know how the full version reads, but the selections have been so pared down that the entire book reads almost like a series of one liners.
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Jun 03, 2014 Sara rated it it was amazing
I purchased this in audio via Audible. It is gorgeous. Mother is so gracious, wise and full of love. You can hear the smile in her words. The narrator is truly excellent. She sounds quite similar to Mother herself. I fall asleep listening to these reflections every night.
Cathy
Dec 08, 2015 Cathy rated it did not like it
It was a shortened version of Mother Tereasa's book A Simple Path. No need to read both books.
Erik
Jan 07, 2010 Erik marked it as to-read
Included in the "Spiritual Classics" section of Fr. John McCloskey's 100-book Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan.
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Simple Path by Mother Teresa (1995)
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this book is truly lovely.
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Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, or Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (Calcutta), India in 1950. For over forty years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries.

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