Posts Tagged ‘Canonisation of Mother Teresa’

St Teresa of Kolkata: pro-life and pro-poverty

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

St Teresa of Kolkata may have just been made a saint but she has some strong adversaries. Some, like Christopher Hichens who once described her as “a lying, thieving Albanian dwarf”, say she  was no friend of the poor but a friend of poverty. To others – both Catholic and otherwise, she  “… was a Read more

Pope’s Pizza Party

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Pizza – courtesy of Pope Francis – was served to 1,500 people on Sunday afternoon in the atrium of the Paul VI Hall following the canonization of Mother Teresa. Those invited to the feast were (in the spirit of Mother Teresa) the poor and needy, especially from the houses of the Sisters of Mother Teresa. Read more

Saint Mother Teresa

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Refugees running for their lives

Allow me to share with you one of the high points of my life – a short, yet deeply enriching encounter with a saint. Nearly 30 years ago, I worked at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington’s emergency food warehouse. Missionaries of Charity sisters caring for HIV/AIDS patients at their Gift of Peace House Read more

Canonisation of Mother Teresa commemorated in Auckland

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Mother Teresa of Kolkata will to be canonised by Pope Francis at St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday. And Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn will lead commemorations as part of the 11am mass on Sunday at St Patrick’s Cathedral. More than a thousand people are expected to attend the Auckland Sunday morning commemoration. People of many faiths Read more

Canonisation and documenting Mother Teresa’s Miracles

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Miracles attributed to potential saints must be proven as part of the process of canonisation. Hundreds of Catholics have been declared saints in recent decades, but few with the acclaim accorded Mother Teresa, set to be canonized by Pope Francis on Sunday, largely in recognition of her service to the poor in India. “When I Read more