Praise God, what a wonderful announcement!

Pope Francis will hold an ordinary public consistory of cardinals in the Vatican March 15, during which he will sign the decree for the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata and four others.  The dates and venue  of their sainthood ceremony are expected to be declared at the consistory.  Pope Francis had officially cleared Blessed Mother Teresa for sainthood on Dec. 17, 2015, recognizing the miraculous healing through her intercession of a Brazilian man with multiple brain abscesses.   Mother Teresa was conferred the title Blessed in Rome, Italy, on October 19, 2003, after Pope St. John Paul II recognized  the miraculous healing of an Indian woman with a tumor in her abdomen.

I wonder if the recent martyrdom of four Missionaries of Charity nuns was a factor in this announcement. The Church sticking it to the devil: “You hurt my daughters, well… I’m sending Mother Teresa after you.”

Mother Teresa

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