Sunday, October 19, 2003

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta!

From Pope beatifies Mother Teresa:

"“WITH OUR apostolic authority, we grant that the venerable servant of God Teresa of Calcutta shall from now on be called blessed,” declared the pontiff, a longtime friend of the frail nun who died in 1997 at the age of 87.

Over 150,000 pilgrims, tourists, Catholics and non-Catholic admirers packed the beatification Mass in St Peter’s Square and filled the broad Via della Conciliazione leading from the Vatican down to the River Tiber.

The ethnic Albanian sister, winner of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, tended to the sick and dying of Calcutta’s slums for decades with the Missionaries of Charity order she founded."

Our Sunday Visitor has published a pamphlet that Amy wrote on how we can apply the lessons of Mother Teresa's sanctity to our own lives.

For a young American's experiences in working with Mother Teresa check out: