Mother Teresa Made A Saint

By Arianna Chen, Sophomore Editor

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On the eve of the anniversary of her death, September 5, 1997, Mother Teresa will be officially announced by Pope Francis to be a saint.

Mother Teresa, a Roman Catholic, was known for spending her life helping those in need in Calcutta, India. She established centers to aid the injured, elderly, impaired, and the poor.

Previously, Mother Teresa had received the Nobel Peace Prize for her contributions to society in 1979.

Joining an Irish convent at the age of 18, Mother Teresa taught at a school, the St. Mary’s School for girls until they took her Final Profession of Vows to become Mother Teresa.

Pope Francis claims that Mother Teresa healed a Brazilian man who had multiple brain tumors, which was the result of his loved ones praying for him to Mother Teresa. People around the globe claim that they have been healed of physical ailments as the result of praying to Mother Teresa.

However, many controversies have recently surfaced in the media concerning the validity of Mother Teresa’s contributions to society. She has had some friendly relationships with brutal dictators, performed secret baptisms on dying patients regardless of their religion, and provided an unnecessarily poor quality of care to patients.

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