Mother Teresa Canonisation, Saint-Making process, Quotes
It is indeed matter of pride for we indians, for recognition being given to Mother Teresa for her service to humanity and God through this Canonization. Mother Teresa was widely admired by many for her charitable works. So it is good time to remember inspiring quotes.
Pope Francis lead a Sunday morning canonisation ceremony of Mother Teresa. Her Canonization to Roman Catholicism’s celestial pantheon came in a canonisation mass in St Peter’s square in the Vatican that was presided over by Pope Francis in the presence of 100,000 pilgrims.
“For the honour of the Blessed Trinity… we declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkata) to be a Saint and we enroll her among the Saints, decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole Church,” Pope Francis
“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” “Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.”
Introduction, History of Mother Teresa- Who was Mother Teresa?
Mother Teresa lovingly called as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC, was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was born in Skopje, then part of the Kosovo Vilayet in the Ottoman Empire. Mother Teresa established the Missionaries of Charity in 1950 with the mission of caring for, “the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone”. Today, the branches of Missionaries of Charity in several countries continue their service to humanity, reaching out to the needy, regardless of their religion or social status. They run homes for people dying of HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis; soup kitchens; dispensaries and mobile clinics; children’s and family counselling programmes; orphanages; and schools. Members must adhere to the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience, as well as a fourth vow, to give “wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor”.
Making saints, Process to Achieve Sainthood
The process to find a new saint usually begins in the diocese where he or she lived or died; in Mother Teresa’s case, Kolkata.
A postulator essentially the cheerleader spearheading the project gathers testimony and documentation and presents the case to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints. If the congregation’s experts agree the candidate lived a virtuous life, the case is forwarded to the pope, who signs a decree attesting to the candidate’s “heroic virtues”.
If the postulator finds someone was healed after praying for the candidate’s intercession, and if the cure cannot be medically explained, the case is presented to the congregation as the possible miracle needed for beatification, the first major hurdle in the saint-making process.
Panels of doctors, theologians, bishops and cardinals must certify that the cure was instantaneous, complete and lasting and was due to the intercession of the saintly candidate. If convinced, the congregation sends the case to the pope, who signs a decree saying the candidate can be beatified.
A second miracle is needed for the person to be declared a saint.
Inspiring Top Quotes of Mother Teresa,
Rita Ora sings at Vigil for Canonisation of Mother Teresa
Rita Ora sings ‘What Child Is This?’, backed by the Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Concert “Hymn to Mother Teresa”, on the occasion of the celebrations for the canonization of Mother Teresa , from the Papal Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, Rome, Italy.
Video of Full Concert here: https://youtu.be/wMGv-EUaWiI