Mother Teresa visited my hometown, and she wasn’t a saint 

( The story below is from a few weeks back. ) 

On a spring evening four decades ago, Mother Teresa arrived at the door of an Omaha monastery.
She was in the city to receive a national award from Boys Town and spent the night with the Poor Clare Sisters, an order of cloistered Roman Catholic nuns.
Mother Teresa will be canonized by Pope Francis on Sunday, and her sainthood is stirring memories of her Omaha visit and drawing praise from those inspired by her humility and compassion for the poor.
Canonizations often involve individuals who died centuries ago, but Mother Teresa’s sainthood stands out in part because there are people around today who met and worked with her. And while some saints are obscure, Mother Teresa is a household name and a woman whose work influenced people across denominations.
“She captured the imagination of the world,’’ said Sister Aline Paris, a theology professor at Omaha’s College of St. Mary. “She might have been bent over, but she was very strong.”
The Vatican ceremony on Sunday is expected to draw tens of thousands to honor the tiny, stooped nun who was fast-tracked for sainthood just a year after she died in 1997 at age 87. St. John Paul II beatified her before a crowd of 300,000 in St. Peter’s Square in 2003.
She devoted her life to working with the poor in India and founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950 to care for the unwanted and unloved and, as she put it, “people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone.”

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( Billy’s thoughts – Yes Mother Teresa did many great things which she should be honored for. However no one is made a Saint because of the great things they do. Good works doesn’t make one right with the living God. We become saints when we put our faith in Christ. It doesn’t matter if one did great things like Teresa ,or if one has done bad things ,and is living in prison. The Bible teaches before we come to Christ we are sinners. That would include Teresa. ( Romans 3:23 ) Yes honor Mother Teresa but know she is a saint because of knowing Christ as savior not because of any great work she did. ) 

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