Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910 – 1997)

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Pope Likely to Declare Date of Mother Teresa's Canonization Tuesday

Vatican Announces Ordinary Public Consistory for Signing Decree of 5 Future Canonized Saints

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On Tuesday, Pope Francis will sign the decree for the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata, formerly and likely announce its date and venue for her and four others.
Yesterday, the Vatican announced the Holy Father will hold this ordinary public consistory of cardinals and promoters of the causes of the saints in the Vatican, which formally ends the process of approving a new saint.
There has been much speculation that Blessed Mother Teresa’s canonization will be held Sept. 4.
On Oct. 19 2003, Mother Teresa was beatified after Pope St. John Paul II recognized her miraculous healing of an Indian woman with a tumor in her abdomen.
On Dec. 17, 2015, Pope Francis recognized the miraculous healing of the late sister’s intercession of a Brazilian man with multiple brain abscesses.
The consistory will also determine the approval of Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio, a 14-year-old Mexican boy who was killed for refusing to renounce his faith in the 1920s during the Cristero War; Blessed Mary Elizabeth Hesselblad, a Swedish Lutheran convert who established the Bridgettine order in her nation, Blessed Stanislaus Papczynski of Poland, who founded the Marians of the Immaculate Conception; and Argentine Blessed Jose Gabriel del Rosario, referred to as the ‘gaucho priest.’

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