As a teenager, Mary Johnson
thought she was on her way to
a career as a thinker and
communicator, when she
spotted Mother Teresa's eyes on
the cover of Time Magazine.
After reading her story, Mary felt God calling her.
For twenty years, as Sister Donata, Mary Johnson was a Missionary of Charity, a nun in Mother Teresa's order, until she left in 1997. Mother Teresa professed that she had "promised to give Saints to Mother Church", but a life pursuing humility, poverty, love and obedience wasn't easy. Mary Johnson's book, "An Unquenchable Thirst", is the memoir of her life as a Missionary of Charity, and a story of her search for love, service, and an authentic life.
An Unquenchible thirst
"The popular tendency is to defy
myths, gurus and personalities
without investigating the claims
thoroughly. Mother Teresa is one
such name. Does Mother Teresa
deserve her reputation as the most charitable person who ever lived ? This book makes for a gripping but disconcerting read.
‘Mother teresa at some point in her career lost connection with reality and ballooned out of all proportion, serving the cause of the ecclesiastical politics of the vatican rather than the cause of suffering humanity. Dr. Aroup Chatterjee does an excellent job in separating the reality from the layers of myth-making’ – Dr. Ketaki Kushari Dyson, writer, translator, and researcher
Mother Teresa: The Untold Story
Given the religious name
Sister Tobit, Livermore serves in some of the poorest places in the world -- the garbage dump slums of Manila, Papua New Guinea, and Calcutta -- bringing hope and care to people who are desperately ill, hungry, abandoned, and even dying, and comforting whomever she can
Hope Endures is the eye-opening, deeply affecting story of a brave woman's search for meaning in a world that is rent with tragedies and contradictions. It is also an unflinching critique of any faith that insists on blind obedience. For true hope to endure, Dr. Livermore demonstrates, we must always strive to question, to face the hard truths, and to discover the courage to follow our convictions.
Hope Endures: Leaving Mother Teresa, Losing Faith, and Searching for Meaning
"A religious fundamentalist,
a political operative, a primitive
sermonizer, and an accomplice of
worldly secular powers. Her mission has always been of this kind. The irony is that she has never been able to induce anybody to believe her. It is past time that she was duly honored and taken at her word."
Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than The Missionary Position, Christopher Hitchens's meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa.
The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice