The conversation about Mother Teresa (RIP) becoming a Saint begun over a decade ago and now it’s come to fruition.
According to the Vatican, to pursue Sainthood, you have to wait five years after the person has passed to do so but Pope John Paul II waited only two years to pursue canonization.
Pope Francis just recognized Mother Teresa’s second miracle which means she will now be a saint officially in September 2016. Mother Teresa was already considered a Saint even before her Sainthood was solidified. Her work around the world is well known for helping the poor all over the world and won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
The first miracle having to do with her was with a woman in India who’s tumor disappeared whom she attributed praying to Mother Teresa as the reason. The second, which Pope France just approved, was in 2008 when a Brazilian man’s family prayed to Mother Teresa and he was was cured of brain tumors while in a coma.
She washed the wounded, cared for the sick and dying and some of her former students joined her over time. She spread her work throughout India. The Vatican took note of her charity and encouraged her to open various organizations in other parts of the world until they were on every continent. (via CNN)
At the time of her death in 1997, 4,000 people worked under her in 610 foundations in 123 countries and were called Mother Teresa’s Sisters.
But, Mother Teresa’s work has been under debate, read the controversies here.
So amazing either way. People down the road will be praying to Saint Mother Teresa. This is real sainthood…not a Saint West. #noshots #justsaying