Lent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta: Daily Meditations





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Heidi Hess Saxton — Book 176 pgs.
Publisher: Servant (2017)
ISBN: 9781632531636

Biography:

Heidi Hess Saxton is a Catholic editor, wife, and mother, and is author of several books including her most recent, Advent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta. A convert to the Catholic faith, Saxton holds a Masters in Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. As part of her undergraduate studies, she spent an internship year in Senegal, West Africa that sparked a lifelong interest in missions – an interest that gave her a deep appreciation for the life and work of St. Teresa of Calcutta. Heidi is now editorial director of Servant, an imprint of Franciscan Media. She writes for adoptive, foster, and special-needs families at “A Mother on the Road Less Traveled.”

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“Finding ways to stay focused during the Lenten journey and live the Church’s call to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving fully can be a challenge. In Lent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Heidi Saxton offers an effective and encouraging tool. The daily meditations are filled with warm, personal storytelling, insightful looks at the life and spirituality of Mother Teresa, and practical applications for your own life. This devotional book will lead you to a deeper experience of the Lenten journey and Christ’s merciful love, and leave you readily waiting for the fullness of resurrection joy when Easter comes.” —Colleen Mitchell, author, Who Does He Say You Are?

“This Lent, be instantly drawn into Christ’s presence as you experience daily devotionals inspired by Scripture and the humble, beautiful life of Mother Teresa. This Lenten devotional, which is intended to be used year after year, not only invites you on an intimate, daily walk with God, but it inspires you to become more like St. Teresa and to gain the courage to rely more upon God as she did throughout her life. Lent is a time for spiritual growth. Lent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta and its glimpse into the heart of a modern-day saint helps to produce the fertile ground for the seeds of faith to blossom.” —Kate Wicker, author, Getting Past Perfect: How to Find Joy and Grace in the Messiness of Motherhood

“Heidi Saxton has done it again. How better to draw insight and grace from the lectionary readings than to see them through the eyes and life of St. Teresa. Walk along Mother’s footsteps in Calcutta with Heidi and welcome ‘Jesus in distressing disguise’ into your heart and experience a powerful transformation this Lent.” —Bear Woznick, author, Deep Adventure and host of EWTN’s “Deep Adventure Radio”

Lent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta: Daily Meditations

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“Thoughtfulness is the beginning of great sanctity,” observed Mother Teresa, one of the most beloved Catholic women of all time, popularly acclaimed a saint in her own lifetime. This small book of daily reflections for Lent and Holy Week celebrates the humility, charity and devotion of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, canonized on September 4, 2016, and the Missionaries of Charity—including the four sisters martyred in Yemen in March, 2016.
 
The penitential season of Lent is the prelude to Easter, the most resplendent season of the liturgical calendar. On Ash Wednesday, we receive the incinerated ashes of the palms that marked the start of the previous year’s Holy Week. In so doing, we are mindful of the perpetual cycle of dying and rising, darkness and light, sin and redemption. On Easter Sunday, we rejoice in the new life to which we have been raised and transformed.
 
With her canonization on September 4, 2016, the writings of Saint Teresa of Calcutta are especially appropriate as we ponder these eternal mysteries—and how we are to live them out in our own lives.
 
Our daily offerings of work and prayer, the intentional giving of ourselves, delights the One who loves us. Each sacrifice, however great or small, presents an opportunity to die to ourselves so that the love of Christ might shine more brightly in us. Our witness—like that of St. Teresa and her sisters—can be a transforming force in the world. And that change begins within.  
 
Lent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta offers a short Scripture passage for each day, a brief meditation with a quote or story from the life of this remarkable woman, plus reflection questions and a short prayer to begin or end the day. Read alone or with a small group, this is a helpful resource for reflecting upon the mercy of God—and modeling the generous heart of this saint from Calcutta in our own lives. 

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