I haven’t posted much lately, but today is special. This is a little article about the canonization of Mother Teresa, that I wrote for my parish bulletin.
The year 1946 when Mother Teresa heard her special call from the Lord is also the year that I was born. For whatever reason that makes her life all the more special to me. The only book about her that I recall reading was Something Beautiful for God by Malcolm Muggeridge. Most of what I knew about her life, other than from that book, was what was reported in periodicals during her lifetime. I saw the movie, “The Letters,” earlier this year with my husband. I didn’t think I would like it, because movies about holy people never seem to get it right. However, I did like the movie and so did my husband. He asked me if she was a saint—meaning canonized—and at the time I wasn’t sure, mainly because I already considered her a saint.