San Francisco, August 23, 2016 – Portrait photographer Michael Collopy has worked with many famous people, but when he recalls his work photographing Mother Teresa, he says, “I have never met anyone who could compare to the spiritual depth of character and selfless love that Mother displayed over the course of my 15 years of knowing her.”
A painting of one of Michael Collopy’s photographs in his book Works of Love Are Works of Peace has been chosen to be the official Sainthood image of Mother Teresa. The image will be revealed at the canonization and then it will be in the homes of the Missionaries of Charity worldwide.
Another one of Collopy’s photographs from Works of Love Are Works of Peace is being used for both the official Vatican Saint Teresa stamp, as well as for the recent cover of Time magazine.
Michael Collopy is available for interviews about his experiences photographing Mother Teresa, both now and during his upcoming trip to Rome for the canonization on September 4.
Works of Love Are Works of Peace, now available in paperback, was more than four years in the making and published with the cooperation of Mother Teresa. This large format 224 page book offers the most comprehensive photographic documentation of the apostolic work and prayer life of the Missionaries of Charity published. Destined to serve as an important historical record, this “illustrated prayer book” vividly portrays the peace and joy that can come when “small things” are done with great love.
The more than 180 fine art quality tri-tone The stamp to mark the canonisation of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta photographs, along with spiritual counsel from Mother Teresa, will provide a lifetime of rich material for prayer and meditation. Also included with Mother Teresa’s special permission, is the contents of the Missionaries of Charity daily prayer book as well as a most personal and profound letter on the interior life written by Mother Teresa to her entire order. Though meant originally as an instruction to those in her order, this “I Thirst” letter has become a source of spiritual light and encouragement, drawing innumerable hearts and souls closer to God.
USA Today says, “This is a book infused with grace.”
“This exceptionally well-produced photo-documentary chronicles the work of Mother Teresa and the order she founded. Avoiding sentimentality, the photographs show the love of Christ in action,” says Christianity Today.
Works of Love are Works of Peace is “quietly eloquent,” says the San Francisco Examiner.
In the introduction to this beautiful photobook, Mother Teresa writes, “Let us pray that this book will draw people to Jesus, help them realize how much God loves them, and help them to want to pray. Let it be for the glory of God and the good of His people.”
About the Author:
Michael Collopy is one of the preeminent portrait photographers of our time, well known for his commissioned portraits of a variety of world figures ranging from Mikhail Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher to Frank Sinatra and Placido Domingo. A student of such luminaries as Ansel Adams and Richard Avedon, Collopy’s work has been published in books, magazines, newspapers, and on record and CD covers worldwide.
Michael Collopy is available for interviews about this book. To request a review copy or an interview with Michael Collopy, please contact: Rose Trabbic, Publicist, Ignatius Press at (239) 867-4180 or email@example.com
Title: WORKS OF LOVE ARE WORKS OF PEACE
Mother Teresa of Calcutta and the Missionaries of Charity
Release Date: July 2016
Length: 224 Pages • 9 x 11 Sewn Softcover Photobook
Order: 1-800-651-1531 • www.ignatius.com