Local churchgoers celebrate Mother Teresa’s canonization

MIAMI (WSVN) - People across the globe celebrated the canonization of Mother Teresa, and South Florida was no exception.

The Archdiocese of Miami held a celebratory Mass at St. Mary Cathedral in the area of Northwest Second Avenue and 76th Street, Sunday morning. Hundreds of people were in attendance, including nuns, clergymen and the Missionaries of Charity, an order founded by Mother Teresa.

Archbishop Thomas Wenski led the ceremony. He later told 7News that we should continue to live by the values of her teachings. “I think Mother Teresa reminds us that there is no one who is so poor that he doesn’t have something to give, nor is there anyone so rich that he cannot receive from someone else,” he said.

Mother Teresa passed away in 1997 at the age of 87. Just two years later, Pope John Paul II granted a special dispensation starting her fast track to sainthood.

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