Previously unreleased writings by Mother Teresa are to be published in August, weeks before she is scheduled to be canonized by Pope Francis on Sept. 4.
The collection called A Call to Mercy: Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve is to be published Aug. 16 Image, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, catholicherald.co.uk quoted the Associated Press as saying.
The book, that focuses on “mercy and compassion” was compiled by Father Brian Kolodiejchuk who led the cause for Mother Teresa’s sainthood, putting together a formal documentation on the life of Mother Teresa.
The Canadian-born priest has also edited Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta, published in 2007.
Mother Teresa died Sept. 5, 1997 at the age of 87 in Calcutta at the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity congregation she founded.
Pope John Paul II decided to waive the five-year waiting period before beginning the beatification process and beatified her in 2003 after a verified miracle was attributed to her intercession.
Pope Francis on Dec. 17 approved the second miracle — the recovery of a Brazilian man from multiple brain tumors — attributed to Mother Teresa, clearing her path to becoming a saint