Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes the news that Pope Francis has today recognised a second miracle attributed to Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Archbishop Martin said “With the recognition of this second miracle the Church will soon acknowledge Blessed Teresa as one amongst the communion of saints. Blessed Teresa is much loved in Ireland and was a frequent visitor to our country. At the age of 18, Blessed Teresa came here to study English and begin her life as a nun with the Loreto Sisters of Dublin. In this Year of Mercy, I am conscious of a convent of Missionaries of Charity in Armagh and indeed Missionaries of Charity in several other Irish dioceses. This news today reminds us of the life of mercy that Blessed Mother Teresa lived as one who was ‘merciful as our heavenly Father is merciful’.
“I ask the faithful to pray to Blessed Teresa, and to remember the intentions of Pope Francis in our prayers at this time,” said Archbishop Martin.