Multiple news reports today are confirming that the Vatican will canonize pro-life heroine Mother Teresa on September 4 on the anniversary of her death. The September ceremony falls within the Year of Mercy.
Mother Teresa was well-respected for her courageous and forthright views against abortion. Famously, the Catholic known also known for her role in helping to feed the hungry and end poverty, said that abortion “is the greatest threat to peace.”
Pope John Paul-II beatified Mother Teressa on October 19, 2003 and she passed away in September 1997. Now, her canonization is based on a miraculous cure God performed through Mother Teresa of a disabled man in Brazil who had multiple brain tumors.
Pope Francis has accepted that and another miracle and announced the canonization officially today, as CNN reports:
Mother Teresa, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor in India, will become a saint on September 4, Pope Francis announced Tuesday.
The date on which she will be proclaimed a saint falls on the eve of the anniversary of her death, which occurred on September 5, 1997.
In December, Francis announced that Mother Teresa would become a saint after recognizing a second miracle attributed to her: the healing of a Brazilian man with multiple brain tumors after loved ones prayed to her to heal him, the Italian Catholic bishops’ association’s official newspaper Avvenire reported. That miracle occurred after her death.
The nun was beatified in October 2003 by now deceased Pope John Paul II. He approved a first posthumous miracle.
A 30-year-old woman in Kolkata said she was cured of a stomach tumor after praying to Mother Teresa. A Vatican committee said it could find no scientific explanation for her healing and declared it a miracle.
Pope John Paul II waived the requirement of waiting five years after a person’s death to pursue the path to sainthood and opened Mother Teresa’s Cause of Canonization less than two years after her death.
The famous Mother Teresa interview in which the revered Catholic nun maintained that abortion is the “greatest threat to peace in the world” has been uploaded to YouTube for people to appreciate.
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Mother Teresa gave the interview to Thom O’Connor in 1985 and, though her words are well known, the footage of the interview has rarely been seen until now.
During the interview, she says the unborn baby is created “in the image of God for greater things, to love and be loved.”
“That is why it is such a terrible thing to think that the mother, to whom the child has been given as a gift of God, could destroy it,” she says.
“That’s why I think that abortion has become the greatest destroyer of peace today because it destroys the life of the child, but also destroys the conscience of the mother also, and for years and years, she knows that she has murdered her own child,” she said.
Mother Teresa, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, died on Sept. 5, 1997, at 87.