Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Calcutta all over the world and my new book: Mother Teresa and Me

“There is Calcutta all over the world for those who have eyes to see.” ~Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Author, Elena Maria Vidal has posted a review of my new book: Mother Teresa and Me: Ten Years of Friendship on her blog today:

She begins: "Mother Teresa and Me, the first-hand account of Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle about her ten year friendship with the Saint of the Gutters, is a deceptively slender volume, deceptive in that it is truly a powerhouse of a book. Every page is rich with spiritual insights, simple yet profound, in the manner of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. Although I have heard and read of Mother Teresa from the time I was a child she has never come fully alive for me until now, for through the book I feel that I have met her. The author deftly communicates her own experiences to the reader, from the time she first encounters Mother Teresa after Mass while visiting with the late Fr. John Hardon, to to the transformation of her spiritual life and those of others through her long correspondence and further meetings with the saint. Most of all it recalls to mind that the world is unaware of the suffering and starvation, both material and spiritual, that goes on everywhere. Lazarus still begs at the gate.

"Donna relates several dramatic incidents in her personal life when..." (Continued at her blog)


  1. Thank you for the link! It was a pleasure to read and review your latest book, Donna.

  2. Thank YOU, Elena Maria! God bless you on this beautiful feast of Our Lady!


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