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MEDIA Alert - Monsignor Leo Maasburg available for interviews in Boston and New York

9/12/2012 - 12:23 PM PST

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WHAT - Interview opportunity with Monsignor Leo Maasburg, confessor and long-time companion of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Maasburg is author of MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA: A PERSONAL PORTRAIT by Ignatius Press and he is in the United States to promote his work, which details one of the greatest female influences of the modern age like never before.

WHEN - Monsignor Maasburg will be available at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston's South End (1400 Washington Street, Boston) at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 16th prior to a scheduled talk at 3:00 p.m. in the Cathedral's Blessed Sacrament Chapel. He also will be available the following evening at 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 17th at Our Lady of Good Counsel (230 East 90th Street, New York, New York) immediately prior to a 7:00 p.m. scheduled talk in the parish hall.

HOW - RSVP to Alexis Walkenstein at 561-445-5409 or via email at ) of The Maximus Group to confirm your attendance or schedule interviews with Monsignor Maasburg in advance.

WHY - MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA: A PERSONAL PORTRAIT is Monsignor Leo Maasburg's personal account, which includes more than 50 stories - personal stories about a saint in the making. What was it like to journey with a woman who is one step away from sainthood? Why is Blessed Mother Teresa still relevant for our age? How did Blessed Mother Teresa impact America and the world? What does her legacy mean for the world in which we live? How could a woman impact the lives of priests to such a great extent? What can priests learn from her example? Sit down with Monsignor Maasburg and get a unique perspective on modern day sainthood and one of the greatest female influences of our age.

ABOUT THE BOOK - Mother Teresa's life sounds like a legend. The Albanian girl who entered an Irish order to go to India as a missionary and became an "Angel of the Poor" for countless people. She was greatly revered by Christians as well as Muslims, Hindus and unbelievers, as she brought the message of Christian love for one's neighbor from the slums of Calcutta to the whole world.

Msgr. Leo Maasburg was there as her close companion for many years, traveling with her throughout the world and was witness to countless miracles and incredible little-known occurrences. In this personal portrait of the beloved nun, he presents fifty amazing stories about her that most people have never heard, wonderful and delightful stories about miracles, small and great, that he was privileged to experience at Mother Teresa's side. Stories of how, without a penny to her name, she started an orphanage in Spain, and at the same time saved a declining railroad company from ruin, and so many more.

They all tell of her limitless trust in God's love, of the way the power of faith can move mountains, and of hope that can never die. These stories reveal a humorous, gifted, wise and arresting woman who has a message of real hope for our time. It's the life story of one of the most important women of the 20th century as it's never been told before.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Msgr. Leo Maasburg, born 1948 in Graz, Austria, studied law, political science, theology, canon law and missiology in Innsbruck, Oxford and Rome. In 1982, in Fatima, he was ordained a priest. He was a close friend of Mother Teresa for many years, as her spiritual advisor, translator and confessor. He traveled with her in India and Rome, and on many journeys ranging from Moscow to Cuba to New York. Since 2005 he has been National Director of the Pontifical Missionary Societies in Austria.

MORE INFORMATION - For more information on A PERSONAL PORTAIT or to request a review copy of the book, or to schedule an interview with Monsignor Leo Maasburg, please contact Alexis Walkenstein (561-445--5409 or Vice President of Media and Communications at The Maximus Group.

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