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Sainthood for Mother Teresa
This year, a new Saint was canonized by Pope Francis. - St. Teresa. She was known the world over as Mother Teresa. Born in 1910 in Macedonia, and died in 1997, she lived an extraordinary life. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. She founded the Missionaries of Charity which also established several leprosy outreach clinics throughout Calcutta, providing medication, bandages and food.
Mother Teresa of Kolkata was the true humanitarian. Her motto was "do small things with great love" and that she did all her life. Her simple act of kindness has helped thousands of people world wide. She is also a role model for many young people who desired to help the poor. The Missionaries of Charity she started, became a worldwide organization. Her numerous awards is a testament to her true nature. She did not profit personally but shared her fame and wealth with the people. She was a living saint.
Path to Sainthood...
Her path to sainthood is expeditious by any standards. It only took 19 years from her death in 1997.
- Step one: Wait five years - or don't. ...
- Step two: Become a 'servant of God' ...
- Step three: Show proof of a life of 'heroic virtue' ...
- Step four: Verified miracles. ...
- Step five: Canonization
What were the 2 miracles?
In Mother Teresa's case, a woman in India whose stomach tumor disappeared and a man in Brazil with brain abscesses who awoke from a coma both credited their dramatic recovery to prayers offered to the nun after her death in 1997.
I wrote this hub in tribute to a great humanitarian. Her message is so simple and yet so hard to do. Her actions speak louder than words. We should all follow her example and just do the small things...Together they will make an impact.
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