Mother Teresa canonized

By: News Staff

Mother Teresa is now officially a saint.

Pope Francis led a canonization mass on Sunday to honor the tiny nun who cared for the world’s most destitute.

An estimated 120,000 people filled Saint Peter’s Square to bear witness. The canonization was the highlight of the pope’s holy year of mercy.

Many may recall Mother Teresa’s visit to Southern New England in June 1995 where she spent three days in New Bedford, and hundreds came to hear her speak at Saint Lawrence Martyr Church.

We sat down with a priest at Providence College who met Mother Teresa during a trip to Washington D.C.

Friar Gabriel Pivarnik says Mother Teresa offered him advice on how to stay faithful to the calling.

“I think for me the experience was one of being overwhelmed by someone who seemed so underwhelming in her presence, but she wasn’t.”

Mother Teresa died in 1997.

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