Pope Francis announced that she would be officially declared a saint in March 2016, when he recognized a second miracle attributed to her. The second miracle was when a Brazilian man with multiple brain tumors was healed after loved ones prayed to Mother Teresa to heal him.
She was canonized on September 4, 2016 by Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City.
Mother Teresa's Feast Day is September 5, and is the Patron Saint of Missionaries.
Interesting Facts: 1) She refused the traditional Nobel honor banquet, instead requesting that the $192,000 budget be given to help the poor of India.
2) She opened a hospice for the poor, a home for sufferers of leprosy, and a home for orphans and homeless youths.
3) Mother Teresa was honored with many awards, such as the Indian Padma Shri in 1962, the inaugural Pope John XXIII Peace Prize in 1971, Albania’s Golden Honour of the Nation in 1994, and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
Important Events during her time:
1914- World War I
1939- World War II (29 years old)
1937-Amelia Earhart vanishes
1942- Anne Frank goes into hiding