Mother Teresa, born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu of Albanian parents in 1910, the embodiment of peace, needs no introduction. She is the God Mother for the entire human race. At a very tender age she choose to help ailing people and her selfless dedication towards her work created a new horizon for the new generation who wanted to nurse the needy.
Every new initiative has to face some obstructions, this holy was no exception, she also had to face various ups and downs, people condemned her for influencing people to change their religion but such rumours did not last long and her work did not go waste, she gradually won the confidence of commoners. She was honored with Noble Peace Prize in 1979. At the time of her death she had 610 foundations spread over in 123 countries all over the world with a total 4,000 Mother Teresa’s sisters working in them.
After Pope Francis’ approval in December a second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa’s intercession – the final hurdle to make her a saint was achieved and it is now decided that she will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church at the ceremony of her 19th death anniversary. She was beatified in 2003, a mere six years after her death.
The Church defines saints as those believed to have been holy enough during their lives to now be in heaven and can intercede with God to perform miracles even after death. She has been credited in the Church with two miracles, both involving the healing of sick people.
Pope Francis was keen to make Mother Teresa a saint during the Church’s current Holy Year. The Vatican said that the ceremony would take place at the Vatican. “I am waiting to get there because it has been absolutely jubilant news and I can’t thank God enough that it is happening in my lifetime,” said Sunita Kumar, spokesperson for the Missionaries of Charity, the order of nuns Mother Teresa founded.