MOTHER TERESA CANONISATION – 2016 – 1oz .9999 PROOF GOLD £100
4th September 2016 sees a momentous occasion for one of the most beloved arbiters of the Roman Catholic Church; the canonisation of Mother Teresa.
After receiving a beatification in 2003 from Pope John Paul II, six years after her death, she became known as “Blessed Mother Teresa” for her first miracle, and a canonisation was long expected. Pope Francis then announced after a meeting with the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on the 17th December that the Church had recognised her second miracle – the spiritual intercession and miraculous cure of a man suffering from multiple brain tumours in 2008.1910 – Born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in Kosovo.
1928 – Left her family forever to join the Sisters of Loreto at Loreto Abbey in Rathfarnham, Ireland.
1931 – First religious vows, became Teresa, after patron saint of missionaries, Saint Thérèse de Lisieux.
1950 – Established Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India.
1979 – Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her charitable works throughout the world.
1997 – Died after several health complications over numerous years, beginning with a heart attack in 1983 and subsequent frailty thereafter.
2003 – Beatified by Pope John Paul II for her miracle of healing the tumour in the abdomen in an Indian woman, Monica Besra, naming her “Blessed Mother Teresa.”
2015 – Pope Francis recognises Blessed Mother Teresa’s second miracle – the intercession in the healing of a Brazilian man with multiple brain tumours.
2016 – Teresa to be officially canonized as a saint on 4th September.