Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light

  • by Brian Kolodiejchuk
  • Narrated by Sherry Kennedy Brownrigg, Paul Smith, Greg Friedman, Bill Tonnis, Kim Wessendarp
  • 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This book includes correspondence (and context for understanding it) from Mother Teresa's early years in religious life and throughout her years as founder of a new religious community. This correspondence reveals Mother Teresa's struggles, doubts, and her sense of abandonment by God. These revelations can encourage and strengthen us as she reveals her abiding faith despite darkness and trials.
Missionary of Charity Father Brian Kolodiejchuk met Mother Teresa in 1977 and joined the Missionaries of Charity Fathers at the time of their foundation in 1984. He is postulator of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and director of the Mother Teresa Center.

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What the Critics Say

"Mother Teresa's ministry with the poor won her the Nobel Prize and the admiration of a believing world. Her ministry to a doubting modern world may have just begun." (James Martin, S.J., Culture Editor, America magazine)
"Mother Teresa, sick with longing for a sense of the divine, kept faith with the sick of Calcutta. And now, dead for [over] 10 years, she is poised to reach those who can at last recognize, in her, something of their own doubting, conflicted selves." (The New York Times)
"Saints are not holy for themselves, but for all of us, their sisters and brothers. I believe this book will become a classic in spirituality." (James Van Vurst, O.F.M., St. Anthony Messenger magazine)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Amazing book, narration didn't feel right

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it is beautiful.


What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The woman voicing Mother Teresa didn't really seem to capture her personality. Mother, at least according to times I have seen her talk and based upon peoples' descriptions of her, was a determined, focused, and almost spunky woman. The narrator in the audiobook had a breathy, sterile delivery that seemed almost stereotypical, like the porcelain statue of a saint.


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- James Francis "Reviewer"

A narrater can kill a good book

Would you try another book from Brian Kolodiejchuk and/or the narrators?

The male narrators are ok it is the female narrator that makes Mother Theresa sound sickly sweet, and since this is mainly about Mother Theresa's writings, for me it was a major turn off


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes the book was good- the female narrator not so!


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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-23-2012
  • Publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press