HOUSTON, TX - She officially wears a halo now, and Catholic Houstonians are celebrating. Hundreds from near and far commemorated the Canonization of Mother Teresa at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart with a mass and procession led by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo. Cardinal DiNardo say, "It's great to see so many people who've come out to celebrate Saint Teresa's Feast Day today. She was a great model and witness to god's love and people have responded accordingly to that love."
Mother Teresa's fast track to sainthood is a blessing to many Houston residents, who fondly remember the little woman with the big heart, especially to those in need. Katie Gray says, "A beautiful woman that gave her life to God and to the poor. She was unconditional love." A powerful message, that many Catholics want to see continued. Cardinal DiNardo adds, "My hope is that they'll continue to celebrate her life by their own witnesses and charity."
Mother Teresa's Albanian heritage was also celebrated by Houston's Albanian community, who showed their support for the new saint. Erick Bedini says, "We are so proud of her and proud to be here with the members of our community." But many where just happy to see someone they admired so much, become a saint. Pat Perez adds, "To especially know someone in our lifetime and now is Canonized a saint, it is just a wonderful, elating experience."
She helped the poor and made our hearts richer for it. Amen to that.