What can I say? It is definitely an amazing day in the life of the church. The Holy Father declares with certainty the sainthood of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
I remember vividly the day the world heard of Mother Teresa’s death. I was a young teenager at the time and it was also the year in which Great Britain mourned the death of Princess Diana:
Saint Mother Teresa was a woman filled with joy and love. Yet, for many of her years in ministry, she experienced the dark night of the soul. She did not seek recognition, she did not turn to her feelings to find validation from Almighty God. All she desired was to do the will of God in all things.
Saint Mother Teresa may have been a small woman, yet she was a saintly force which mirrored our Blessed Mother’s words of how the lowly shall be exalted. Check out this video which captured her acceptance speech of the highest honor:
Though we may seem insignificant in the world, God calls us to be great! God desires us to be saints like Mother. Our hearts long for justice, long for righteousness. Let us persevere in our holiness!