Kolkata, India, Sep 5, 2017 / 16:13 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Marking the first anniversary of Mother Teresa’s canonization, the Archdiocese of Kolkata will hold a Mass Wednesday to declare the saint a co-patroness of the local Church.
She will be patron of the archdiocese alongside St. Francis Xavier.
“On 6 September we will have at 5.30 pm a Holy Mass in the Cathedral [of the Most Holy Rosary] and the Archbishop is going to declare Mother Teresa as co-patroness of the Archdiocese,” the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, Sister Prema, told IANS on Monday.
“We wanted to make Mother our co-patroness. We seek her intercession and give her the prominence that is due especially in a city like Calcutta and the Archdiocese of Calcutta,” said Archbishop Thomas D’Souza of Kolkata.
Sister Prema made the announcement during a two-day art presentation dedicated to St. Teresa of Kolkata.