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Mother Teresa has been declared a saint in a canonization mass held by Pope Francis

Mother Teresa

September 4,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Vatican City, Mother Teresa has been declared a saint in a canonization mass held by Pope Francis in the Vatican.Pope Francis delivered the formula nun’s canonization before huge crowds of Catholic pilgrims.Two miraculous cures of the sick after Mother Teresa’s death in 1997 have been attributed to her intercession.

Fr. James Martin, SJ commented on Facebook, “Just canonized this morning by Pope Francis, I believe her to be the greatest saint of modern times. Why? Because other saints have done what she did–lead a life of heroic sanctity, serve the poor and found a religious order. But all of them had the benefit of a rich prayer life. Mother Teresa, as letters published after her death, would show, did not. She suffered from a feeling of distance from God for the last 50 years of her life, after an earlier series of mystical experiences. She did what she did on an empty tank, relying on those earlier experiences. Her life, then, was a remarkable and unprecedented act of fidelity. St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us!”

One thought on “Mother Teresa has been declared a saint in a canonization mass held by Pope Francis

  1. I have no words to describe what I think of Mother Teresa. The fact that she was named a saint in our life time says it all. Thank you James for the post!

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