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Woman of the Word
Mother Theresa and the Use of Scripture in Her Letters


The translation of Mother Theresa's letters was the work of many School Sisters of Notre Dame.

S. Mary Hester Valentine, SSND, a respected English teacher at Mt. Mary College for many years, was responsibile for editing the letters. Read her reflections on the challenge of editing 5,337 letters.
Woman of the Word
Biography of Mother Theresa
Create A Retreat
Scripture in Letters
Scripturre in Fr Job Letters
Later SSND Documents
Reflections on Translations

Audio of obtaining letters
Text of obtaining letters
S. Henriette Hoene, SSND, as General Councilor, offered to coordinate the collection and distribution of Mother Theresa's letters to the translators. She describes this process in an audio presentation recorded in 1979. (See audio and text links at right). A list of translators is also available.

S. Paulissa Klaas, SSND was an administrator and business teacher who helped type the letters of Mother Theresa for publication.

Mother Georgianne Segner , SSND, former Superior General during the time the translation was being done, expressed her gratitude for this work in a 1976 statement after the work had been completed.

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