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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Greene, Meg. Mother Teresa : a biography / Meg Greene Malvasi. p. cm.—(Greenwood biographies, ISSN 1540–4900) Includes index. ISBN 0–313–32771–8 (alk. paper) 1. Teresa, Mother, 1910– 2. Missionaries of Charity—Biography. 3. Nuns—India— Calcutta—Biography. I. Title. II. Series. BX4406.5.Z8G74 2004 271'.97—dc22 2004009232 British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data is available. Copyright © 2004 by Meg Greene All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, by any process or technique, without the express written consent of the publisher. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2004009232 ISBN: 0–313–32771–8 ISSN: 1540–4900 First published in 2004 Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881 An imprint of Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. www.greenwood.com Printed in the United States of America
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Series Foreword Preface Introduction Timeline: Signiﬁcant Events in Mother Teresa’s Life Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Skopje Answering the Call A New Direction and a New Journey Out of a Cesspool—Hope “Rigorous Poverty Is Our Safeguard” Kalighat Shishu Bhavan and Shantinagar: Places of Peace The Growth of a Miracle Blessings and Blame
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