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Pope will not be able to travel to Israel on Friday to attend the funeral of Shimon Peres

September 28, 2016. Despite the rumors that Pope Francis will travel to Israel to attend Shimon Peres funeral, the Vatican has issued a statement officially announcing a confirmation for the pope's scheduled visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan will remain as planned on Friday. The pope spoke warmly about the former leader and sent out a telegram of condolences:
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Pope's schedule during his trip to Sweden

September 27, 2016. Pope Francis will travel to Sweden next October 31 and November 1, for the occasion of the Lutheran–Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation.This will be the 17th trip of his pontificate.
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Third priest found dead in Mexico

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Holy See adopts UN Convention against Corruption

September 23, 2016. Pope Francis has asked the Vatican to be exemplary in the fight against corruption and meet the set international standards in this regard. Therefore, the Secretary of State has announced that the Holy See will conform to the Merida Convention against Corruption. This requires countries to implement anti-corruption measures concerning its laws, institutions and practices. From now on, the Roman Curia and the Vatican City State will review its administrative procedures to align them to the standards set by the Convention. Through this compliance, the Vatican says it hopes to contribute to increased transparency and proper management of public affairs in the international community.
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Cardinal Parolin to preside at liturgy before peace signing between Colombia and FARC

September 20, 2016. Colombia's government has invited the Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, to preside over a liturgy before the ceremony to unite representatives from the Colombian government and the FARC, in Cartagena de Indias. The liturgy will take place before the ceremony related to agreements of Havana between the Colombian government and the FARC. It will be next Monday, September 26, and dozens of heads of state are scheduled to attend. In the liturgy, Parolin will "ask God to enlighten each Colombian to work conscientiously and with complete freedom, so that in a responsible and informed way, they can participate in making decisions that concern the common good of the entire country, which is so dear to Pope Francis."
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Pope Francis pays tribute to Father Jacques Hamel

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Pope Francis' calendar from September to November

SEPTEMBER Sunday 25, 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time: At 10.30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Square, Holy Mass and Jubilee of Catechists. Friday 30 to Sunday 2 October: Apostolic trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan. OCTOBER Saturday 8: At 5.30 p.m. in St. Peter’s Square, Marian vigil. Sunday 9, 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time: At 10.30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Square, Holy Mass and Marian Jubilee. Sunday 16: 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time: At 10.15 in St. Peter’s Square, Holy Mass and canonisation of Blesseds Salomone Leclercq, José Sanchez del Rio, Manuel González García, Lodovico Pavoni, Alfonso Maria Fusco, José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero, and Elisabeth of the Holy Trinity. Monday 31 to Tuesday 1 November: Apostolic trip to Sweden to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. NOVEMBER Friday 4: At 11.30 in the Vatican Basilica, Holy Mass for the souls of cardinals and bishops who died during the year. Sunday 6, 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time: At 10 a.m. in the Vatican Basilica, Holy Mass and Jubilee of Prisoners. Sunday 13, 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time: At 10 a.m. in the Vatican Basilica, Holy Mass and Jubilee of the Homeless. Sunday 20, Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe: At 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s Square, Holy Mass for the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy.

The room where Mother Teresa died

2016-09-03

In the heart of the bustling city of Calcutta, in East India, stands this sober grey-coloured building, "Mother House.” It’s here that Mother Teresa of Calcutta sowed the seeds of the Missionaries of Charity in February 1953.

It is here that Mother Teresa lived, prayed and worked till she died in 1997. It is here where her body is laid to rest in a large, yet, inconspicuous tomb, that is today venerated by millions of faithful each year.

Mother Teresa’s little room is just a feet away with a few of her possessions inside. 

It was in this humble dwelling and on this bed that Mother Teresa died at 9.30 p.m. on September 5, 1997. 

The sisters present at her bedside said that in her last moments she looked intensely at the cross and the crown of thorns, which are beneath the framed picture of the Holy face of Jesus.

SISTER NATHALIE 
Children’s ward at Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, Calcutta
"For me, it was inspiring, Mother’s presence and holiness is there. One thing I experience, was that even early in the morning, before us, Mother would be in the chapel for prayer. To start that morning prayer, Mother will be present.”

"Nirmal Hriday," which means Home for the Pure Heart, is a hospice for the sick, destitute and the dying and was the first house that Mother Teresa established in 1952. Today, it houses over 100 terminally ill inmates.

SUNITA KUMARI
Spokesperson Mothers of Charity
"She said, ‘How come Sunita that you don’t visit the home for the dying?’ So I told her, ‘Mother, I don’t think I have the guts and I think I woudn’t be able to face them. So she said, ‘No, I will take you personally.’ She took me personally and prepared me on the way and she said, ‘If you walk in with a smile, you’ll see that the inmates will smile at you.’ And that’s what happened.”

Despite receiving recognition all over the world, Mother Teresa faced several challenges when she began her mission.

CARDINAL OSWALD GRACIAS
Archbishop of Bombay (India)
"She stood up in her own simple way and she says, 'Sir, I have not studied economics and finance, all I know is the Bible and in the Bible, Jesus has said, ‘The Father in heaven cares for the birds of the air, the father in heaven knows even the hairs on your head, I’m sure the Father in heaven cares for my poor people and just on that basis I go ahead and do work and everything worked well, I never had difficulty'"

In 1955, she established ‘Nirmala Sishu Bhavan,’ or the Children’s Home, for abandoned street children just 500 meters away from the Mother house. Moved by her experience as a volunteer, Sr Joan of Arc, joined Mother’s Teresa congregation. Now she cares for terminally ill children.

SISTER JOAN OF ARC
Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, Calcutta
"She was old at that time and we were not sure how long she would have with us, but she never counted the cost. She had the type of disposition to be generous to the others."

For many in India their ‘Maa,’ which means ‘Mother’ in Hindi, was always a saint. But now that the Saint of the Gutters is being officially canonized by the Church, one cannot help but recall Mother Teresa's words when she said, "I will give the Church saints.”


Carlyle Laurie - MB
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