Mother Teresa’s Canonization Portrait and More


It was a blessing to be at the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, CT just two days before Mother Teresa’s canonization in Rome, Italy. The original portrait that was used for the canonization was hung on the wall of the Museum for all to see. It had been unveiled in Washington DC just days before. Here is an article about the painting in Aleteia. And another article here about Mother Teresa and events at the Museum.


Gazing upon the beautiful portrait and feeling like Mother Teresa was gazing upon me!


I had the wonderful opportunity to venerate a first class relic of dear Mother Teresa. It was a very moving experience.


It is always such a blessing to be with the MC Sisters. These Sisters are from the Bridgeport, CT convent. They were present on Friday before the canonization day. They were presented a stunning replica of the portrait for their convent.


This is on Mother Teresa’s canonization day at the Knights of Columbus Museum. I gave a reflection to more than 100 people who came out that day. I could have been in Rome but Mother Teresa’s words “Love begins at home” kept ringing in my heart when I was praying about where I should be on that day. There were various requests for me to be here in the US to speak about Mother Teresa and do many news interviews, and more. I knew my place was here, though I still felt united to all that was going on in Rome. Graces abounded on that beautiful day and I am sure they will continue.


I loved sharing about my spiritual mother, dear Mother Teresa.

Here is a recent article I wrote for Catholic World Report about some of my experiences knowing Mother Teresa.

God bless you! May St. Teresa of Calcutta guide you ever closer to Jesus!

[Most photos here by Aaron Joseph, Catholic Life Photography]

7 thoughts on “Mother Teresa’s Canonization Portrait and More

    • You are so kind, Dottie. Thank you for commenting. Thank you in advance for keeping the ministry in your prayers! God needs a lot done! God bless you!

  1. I enjoyed your visit at knights of Columbus , you are very interesting to listen to ,I enjoyed your time spent with us ! Hope to see you again soon 🙂

    • Thank you very much, Lisa! I enjoyed being there at the Museum and speaking about my dear friend Mother Teresa as well as meeting everyone who came out that day. Thank you for coming out! God bless you!

  2. Your presentation moved me and your books brought me deeper into prayer. I treasure meeting you at the K of C.
    It is my joy to spread the word. You and your ministry are in my prayers. May God bless you always. I will be ordering Miraculous Medals in bulk.
    Dorothy Calio

    • Dear Dorothy, I am so glad that you enjoyed my presentation on Mother Teresa at the Knights of Columbus Museum. I praise God that my books have brought you deeper into prayer. God is SO good. I am deeply grateful for your prayers for the ministry. It really needs it to do the work it is called to do. Feel free to order bulk medals any time. I’m so glad that you will be handing them out. God bless you!

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