Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from an Orthodox Perspective
Malankara World Journal
Theme: Marriage and Divorce
Volume 6 No. 368 September 3, 2016

III. General Weekly Features

Mother Teresa To Be Canonized on September 4, 2016

by Christine Rousselle

Mother Teresa, or Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, will be declared a saint in the Roman Catholic Church on September 4, Pope Francis announced on March 15. While it was announced in December that she had been cleared for sainthood, her date of canonization was announced only 3 months later.

Affectionately known as the "saint of the gutter" for her unconditional ?love ?for the poor, abandoned and marginalized, Mother Teresa earned several international honors, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

She was beatified in 2003 by Pope John Paul II after being attributed to a first miracle, answering an Indian woman's prayers to cure her brain tumor, according to the Vatican. One miracle is needed for beatification - described by the Catholic Church as recognition of a person's entrance into heaven - while sainthood requires two.

Francis officially cleared Mother Teresa for sainthood on Dec. 17, 2015, recognizing her "miraculous healing" of a Brazilian man with multiple brain abscesses, the Vatican said.

Mother Teresa is the founder of the Missionaries of Charity and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. When she passed away on September 5, 1997, the customary five-year waiting period prior to the beginning of the sainthood process was waived.


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