Mother Teresa To Be Canonized On Sunday
Mother Teresa, the nun who devoted her life to caring for the poor and destitute in India, officially becomes a saint on Sunday, Sept. 4..
Pope Francis will canonize Mother Teresa on Sunday in a ceremony in St. Peter's Square that's expected to draw huge crowds of the faithful.
The Albanian nun founded the Missionaries of Charity in the slums of Calcutta, India in 1950. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her life of service to India's poor and dying.
Mother Teresa visited St. Lawrence Martyr Church in New Bedford in 1995, and died in 1997 at the age of 87.
The Diocese of Fall River will honor the new Saint Teresa of Calcutta with an 11am mass Sunday at St. Lawrence Church. All are welcomed to attend and a reception will follow.