Bishop Loverde's statement on the Vatican’s approval of a second miracle attributed to Blessed Mother Teresa

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It is with great joy that I join so many Catholic Christians and people of good will around the world in celebrating the news of the approval of a second miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, which prepares the path for her canonization. This woman of great mercy brought the love of the Lord Jesus Christ to so many on the margins: to the poorest of the poor, to those suffering from serious and debilitating illnesses, and to those, who at the end of their lives, were preparing to meet the Lord. During this Jubilee of Mercy, it is important for us to contemplate and call upon the intercession of this model of mercy, a woman whose "yes" to the Lord Jesus' call to serve Him in the poor brought comfort to so many. Today the Church has given us a great gift in this announcement. Blessed Mother Teresa is an imitable example of gentle strength, unwavering commitment to uphold the dignity of every human person, and a life anchored in Eucharistic love.

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