NEW YORK (AP) — A collection of previously unreleased writings by Mother Teresa is coming out in August, weeks before the late Nobel Peace Prize winner is to be canonized.
Image, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it has set an Aug. 16 release date for "A Call to Mercy: Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve." The material in the book focuses on mercy and compassion and was compiled by the Rev. Brian Kolodiejchuk, who has led the case for Mother Teresa's sainthood.
On Sept. 4, Pope Francis will declare Blessed Teresa of Calcutta a saint. She died in 1997, at age 87.
Kolodiejchuk also edited "Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta," published in 2007.