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]