Mother Teresa circa 1994. Credit: © L'Osservatore Romano.

Mother Teresa circa 1994. Credit: © L’Osservatore Romano.

This week, we discovered that the Vatican is studying the case of a Brazilian man inexplicably cured of brain abscesses that might be attributed to the intercession of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

If the miracle is found to be valid, it could lead to the canonization, or declaration of Sainthood, of Mother Teresa.

During the May 5 presentation of the Jubilee for Mercy, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, said that “everyone is waiting for the canonization of Mother Teresa.”


“Who more than Mother Teresa can be recognized today as one who lived the works of mercy, and who more than she could be capable of sustaining the commitment of millions of people – men, women, youth – in various forms of volunteer work express the beauty of the mercy of the Church?” he asked.

No plans are official at this point, but Pope Francis has also voiced his desire to canonize Mother Teresa during the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

The Jubilee, also called a Holy Year, will open this year on Dec. 8 – the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception – and will close Nov. 20, 2016 with the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.

So, would YOU like to see Bl. Mother Teresa declared a Saint during the Holy Year of Mercy?

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