Join us on Sunday, September 4th to venerate Relics of Saint Teresa of Kolkata. The Relics will be available after the 8am Mass and before and after the 10am Mass.
Introduction to Mother Teresa – Courtesy of americancatholic.org
“The cry of Jesus on the Cross, ‘I thirst’ (Jn 19: 28), expressing the depth of God’s longing for man, penetrated Mother Teresa’s soul and found fertile soil in her heart.”
—Pope John Paul II
19 October 2003
‘I Thirst, I Quench’
In her own words, Mother Teresa encourages her Missionaries of Charity to embrace their vocation as a gift from God and to use it as inspiration for the work they are doing. Read More
Saint of the Gutters
In earlier centuries, Mother Teresa might have been declared a saint upon her death. Though it has taken 19 years, her road to canonization has been swift. Read More
The Legacy of Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa of
The Mother Teresa of Calcutta Center is a non-profit organization established and directed by the religious family founded by Teresa of Calcutta, the Missionaries of Charity. Read More
The Region of Calcutta
From Lonely Planet: As the former capital of British India, Calcutta retains a feast of colonial-era architecture contrasting starkly with urban slums and dynamic new-town suburbs with their air-conditioned shopping malls. Read More
Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic Church in the United States. Founded in 1943 by the Catholic bishops of the United States, the agency provides assistance to 130 million people in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide.
How Does One Become a Saint?
For almost the first millennium of the Church’s life, there was no centralized canonization process with investigation into the person’s life and miracles attributed to his or her intercession. The local Church recognized as saints holy women and men
whose life and death demonstrated great virtue.
The term “Servant of God” now describes someone at the start of the entire process, which begins in the local diocese and eventually moves
to the Holy See’s Congregation for the Causes of the Saints. A person whose life and writings have been formally investigated can be declared Venerable. Martyrs do not need a miracle for beatification. For others, after a miracle has been investigated and accepted by separate
committees of doctors, theologians, and cardinals, the person is approved for beatification.
The final step for canonization is the verification of two miracles attributed to that holy person’s intercession,
both of which undergo intense scrutiny.
—Pat McCloskey, OFM