Tens of thousands of people will gather in St. Peter’s Square September 4 for the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
I had plans to be there myself, with a group of pilgrims. But, God had other plans for me – major surgery that would not be healed in time to make the trip. So, my group of pilgrims joined another group and I’m here back home wishing I could be there.
In a small way, I can. And you can, too.
Watching and/or listening live is the next best thing to actually being there. It gives us the opportunity to participate in the Mass spiritually (don’t forget to make a Spiritual Communion) in celebration of this great saint.
Of course, 3:30am CT IS the middle of the night here in the US. Face it, some of us just won’t be able to lug ourselves out of bed at that hour or miss out on that much sleep staying awake. Yet, we still would like to participate – somehow.
So, I have a little gift for you.
You’ll notice that above is an image of the painting by artist Chas Fagan and commissioned by the Knights of Columbus for the canonization.
Beautiful, isn’t it?
Below, you’ll find a link to the pdf version of the Booklet for the Canonization Mass of Mother Teresa. You can use it to follow along in real time or during a time you’ve set aside for yourself to pray it. Either way, you’ll be able to be spiritually closer to the “action.”