Mother Theresa and Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in August of 1910 in Macedonia has been canonised as ❝saint of the gutters❞ 19 years after her death by Pope France for her selfless work..
Pope Francis delivered the formula for the canonisation of Mother Teresa at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City in front of thousands of crowds of pilgrims.
Speaking to the masses, Francis said that “after due deliberation and frequent prayer for divine assistance, and having sought the counsel of many of our brother bishops, we declare and define Blessed Teresa of 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.”
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Two miracles that led the way to sainthood
In order to be declared a saint, the congregation needs to agree to the candidate having lived a virtuous life and having performed at least two miracles through the intercession of God after her death.
Miracle 1: In 1997, Monica Besra a tribal woman in West Bengal was under acute pain due to a tumour that had been diagnosed in her abdomen. After having visited a number of hospitals and doctors, she had not been cured. In May 1998 she was admitted to the home run by the Missionaries of Charity order in the town of Patiram.
On September 5, 1998, as the Missionaries of Charity order was witnessing the first death anniversary of Mother Teresa with prayers in the chapel, Monica Besra felt a beam of light emanating from the photograph of Mother Teresa. In the evening, two sisters of the order tied a medallion with Mother Teresa’s picture around Besra’s waist and prayed over her. That night she slept peacefully after months of painful sleeplessness. When she woke up in the morning, her tumour was gone.
Miracle 2 : In December 2008, a Brazilian man, Marcilio Haddad Andrino recovered from multiple abscesses in his brain. When he was diagnosed with the abscesses, he and his wife placed a relic of Mother Teresa near his head and prayed to her regularly.
Catholics from arround the world are celebrating of the Canonisation of #MotherTheresa into sainthood.