Mother Teresa has been set on the path to full canonization by the Pope recognizing a miracle healing due to her intercession. Mother Teresa is best known for her care and support of the poor in the slums of Calcutta, India.
Archbishop D’Souza, a longtime friend of Mother Teresa’s, expressed little doubt that “God would provide the miracles” to prove her cause. He said it was Teresa’s single-mindedness, her simplicity and consistency that captured the world’s imagination. “One can only recall the beatitude of Jesus, ‘How happy are the pure of heart.’ That pureness of heart is a simple, single-minded commitment to the ways of God.” he said.
The Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints cited the healing of a Brazilian man with a brain infection and kidney disease had been due to the intercession of Mother Teresa. Rev. Brian Kolodiejchuk, who is presenting Mother Teresa’s case for canonization, said in a statement that 30 minutes after the man was to undergo surgery, he woke out of a coma and did not have any pain. The surgery did not take place and a day later the man was declared to be symptom-free.
“With her work, she was always the symbol of mercy, not just with words but with her actions,” said the superior general of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, Rev. Sebastian Vazhakala.