Sainthood

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be made a Saint

18/12/2015 1:35 pm

Mother Teresa - exhibition

Pope Francis on Thursday authorised the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate a decree regarding a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu).

Blessed Teresa, known around the world as Mother Teresa was born August 26, 1910 and died September 5, 1997. She was foundress of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity and the Missionaries of Charity.

Other decrees authorized by the Holy Father concerned the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Giuseppe Ambrosoli, professed priest of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus; born July 25th, 1923 and died March 27, 1987.

The heroic virtues of Servant of God Adolfo (born Lanzuela Leonardo Martínez), professed religious of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools; He was born on November 8, 1894 and died March 14, 1976.

The heroic virtues of Servant of God Henry Hahn, Laico; born August 29, 1800 and died on March 11, 1882.

The Pope’s approval for these decrees came during a private audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato SDB, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

Credit: Vatican Radio