Friday, December 18, 2015

Mother Teresa of Calcutta to be made saint

Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, will be canonized a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Mother Teresa nicknamed the "Saint of the Gutters", dedicated her life to the poor, the sick and the dying in the slums of Kolkata, one of India's biggest cities, founding the Missionaries of Charity order of nuns. She won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

She will likely be canonized in September to coincide with the 19th anniversary of her death and Pope Francis' Holy Year of Mercy, according to an Italian Catholic newspaper report. 

Mother Teresa was beatified in 2003 as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta for healing an Indian woman's tumor through divine intervention, but full sainthood requires the declaration of two miracles.

Mother Teresa's second miracle involved the inexplicable healing of a Brazilian man who was suffering from a viral brain infection that resulted in multiple abscesses with hydrocephalus, according to Church officials. Relatives prayed to Mother Teresa and he recovered, leaving his doctors at a loss to explain how. 

A Vatican medical commission deemed the sudden recovery "inexplicable in the light of present-day medical knowledge," according to Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, the chief promoter of the sainthood cause.

Mother Teresa is known for her inspirational quotes and i am personally touched by this quote; "It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving". 

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