Dear Editor: Msgr. Joe Nugent’s affectionate reminiscence of a time when Mother Teresa visited Brooklyn (“Editor’s Space,” Sept. 3) recalls July 27, 1982, the day Mass was celebrated in Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Bushwick, marking the official founding of the Missionaries of Charity’s contemplative branch in the Brooklyn Diocese.
Pride rushed through the hearts and veins of Albanian Americans as they watched Albanian President Bujar Nishani unveil a statue of St. Teresa of Calcutta at St. Athanasius parish, Bensonhurst, Sept. 25.
Not many people know St. Teresa of Calcutta’s first U.S. visit was a trip to Las Vegas in 1960. That tidbit is one of an untold number of facts and perspectives to be gleaned from the Mother Teresa Collection at The Catholic University of America.
Henry Torres, who is studying his fourth year of theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, is the first person to tell you that God has been very good to him.
“We all knew that she is a saint, but now it is official,” Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio said Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Mass at Our Lady of Victory.
Mother Teresa was no stranger to Brooklyn, who made several visits to the borough where she established convents for her Missionaries of Charity in Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant.
With a large tapestry bearing the portrait of the woman known as the “Saint of the Gutters” suspended above him, Pope Francis proclaimed the sainthood of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, hailing her courage and love for the poor.
Missionaries of Charity nuns present a relic of St. Teresa of Calcutta as Pope Francis celebrates the canonization Mass of Mother Teresa in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Sept. 4.
Mother Teresa was the commencement speaker at Cathedral College, Douglaston, in 1976. On that day, two graduates who are now priests in the Diocese of Brooklyn had their picture taken with her.
The Sisters of the Visitation, a semi-cloistered contemplative community in Bay Ridge, are observing the canonization of Mother Teresa this weekend by remembering the visit she paid to Visitation Monastery in 1986.