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9780062026149 Manyhave called her a saint. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India'shighest civilian honor, the Jewel of India, in 1980. Pope John Paul II declaredher â€œBlessed,â€ beatifying her in 2003. For nearly fifty years at the head ofCalcuttaâ€™s Missionaries of Charity, the Albanian-born Agnes GonxhaBojaxhiu, better known as Mother Teresa, advocatedfor the poor and homeless, ministered to the sick, provided hospice for theafflicted, and embodied the very essence of humanitarianism. Now, revised andupdated, Kathryn Spinkâ€™s definitive, authorized biography is â€œsimply the best . . . around,â€ according to James Martin, SJ, author of The Jesuit Guide to(Almost) Everything. â€œThoroughly researched, sensitively written andunfailingly inspiring, Kathryn Spink's book should be, after Mother Teresa'sown writings, your first resource for understanding one of the greatest saintsin Christian history."