We’ve known for a few months now that Mother Teresa will be canonized as a saint — and now, we’re finally learning the date on which that will occur!
On Tuesday, Pope Francis set the world-famous nun’s canonization date: she will be made a saint later this year, on September 4!
The announcement has been expected to come for quite a while, considering the pope made the decision back in December, but it’s refreshing now to see the date on which she will be memorialized!
The ceremony, which will take place in Vatican City, is expected to draw tens of thousands of Catholics.
Once there, they’ll praise and celebrate the incredible life and works of the world-famous nun who won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her work with poor and destitute people in Calcutta, India.
Reverend Bernardo Cervellera told reporters the simplest aspect of Mother Teresa’s appeal:
“She built an empire of charity. She didn’t have a plan to conquer the world. Her idea was to be obedient to God.”
Amen to that!
September 4 will be a very, very memorable day, for sure.
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