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It's official: Saint Teresa of Calcutta!

On Sunday, Sept. 4, Pope Francis formally declared Mother Teresa a saint and model of mercy during Mass in St. Peter's Square. (Watch Mass VIDEO on YouTube)

“Let us carry her smile in our hearts and give it to those whom we meet along our journey, especially those who suffer," said Pope Francis. "In this way, we will open up opportunities of joy and hope for our many brothers and sisters who are discouraged and who stand in need of understanding and tenderness.”

Highlights of Saint Teresa's life:
August 1910:
Born Gonxha (Agnes) Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Yugoslavia (now Macedonia)
September 1997: Died in Calcutta, India
August 1928: Joins the Sisters of Loreto at age 18
October 1950: Receives permission from the Vatican to found the Missionaries of Charity, a Catholic religious order of women, dedicated to serving "the poorest of the poor". As of 2012, there were 4,500 Missionaries of Charity worldwide. 
December 1979: Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
December 2002: First miracle attributed to Mother Teresa approved by Pope John Paul II
October 2003: Beatified
December 2015: Second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa approved by Pope Francis
(Read about the miracles that made 
Mother Teresa a saint
)
March 2016: Canonization announced by Pope Francis

Statement from Most Rev. David J. Walkowiak, bishop of Grand Rapids, regarding the canonization of Blessed Teresa:

"Blessed Teresa of Calcutta is a great woman of the 20th century who taught us through her actions what it means to live a life for the Lord. With her canonization on Sept. 4, 2016, Blessed Teresa is lifted up as a beacon of hope that one person can make a difference in the world through small acts of service done with love and generosity.
Caring for the poor, the hungry, the ill, and the infirm, Blessed Teresa saw the face of Christ in all its distressing disguises. She honored the dignity of every person she encountered and showed us that humanity and love know no boundaries.
May our prayers be lifted to heaven through the intercession of this holy woman and may her simple, but substantive, life of service lead us to be living examples of charity in our everyday lives." 
 
MASS OF CANONIZATION OF BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA
Pope Francis celebrated the Canonization Mass of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, in Rome at 10:30 a.m. (4:30 a.m. ET) on Sept. 4.

Local Media Coverage
Annalise Laumeyer on WZZM 13 (Sept. 2)

Additional Resources
Suggested intercessions for the canonization (diocesan Office for Worship)
The Life, Legacy, Work & Mission of Mother Teresa (Franciscan Media/American Catholic)
Biography of Mother Teresa (Vatican)
How the Church documented Mother Teresa's 2 miracles (NPR)
What Happens at a Canonization? (OSV)
Saint of the Darkness: Interview with Brian Kolodiejchuk, the promoter of Mother Teresa’s cause (America)
Mother Teresa: Model to Us All (Catholic Relief Services, includes activities, prayer & videos)