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Bishop O'Connell, Diocese's faithful celebrate St. Teresa's canonization in Asbury Park
Bishop O'Connell celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving in commemoration of newly canonized St. Teresa of Kolkata in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, a worship site of Mother of Mercy Parish, Asbury Park, Sept. 4. Hundreds filled the church for the Mass which recognized the woman who was canonized a saint earlier that day. Craig Pittelli photos
Bishop O'Connell celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving in commemoration of newly canonized St. Teresa of Kolkata in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, a worship site of Mother of Mercy Parish, Asbury Park, Sept. 4. Hundreds filled the church for the Mass which recognized the woman who was canonized a saint earlier that day. Craig Pittelli photos
It’s been in the heart of Asbury Park where St. Teresa of Kolkata’s order of sisters has served for nearly 20 years. So it was only fitting that hundreds would gather there Sept. 4 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church to celebrate the love they have for the Church’s newest saint. More ...
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

A Saint Among Us
On the heels of the Sept. 4 canonization of St. Teresa of Kolkata, The Monitor has released a special commemorative issue focused on the life and work of the diminutive nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity. More ...
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
St. Teresa reliquary reflects her life, her works, priest says
VATICAN CITY  -- At every canonization ceremony, people connected to the new saint carry to the altar a relic -- often a bone shard from the new saint's body. The relic presented at the Mass for St. Teresa of Kolkata was a few drops of her blood. More ...
Monday, September 5, 2016
On Mother Teresa's feast day, cardinal praises her defense of unborn
VATICAN CITY -- Love for those society considers "useless" or even a bother led St. Teresa of Kolkata to a courageous defense of the unborn, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin. More ...
Monday, September 5, 2016
St. Teresa of Kolkata will always be 'Mother' Teresa, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- 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 Kolkata, hailing her courage and love for the poor. More ...
Monday, September 5, 2016
In Kolkata, joy, prayers and testimonies as Mother Teresa becomes saint
KOLKATA, India -- At Shishu Bhavan, children, the destitute, Missionaries of Charity nuns and novices sat silently, glued to the TV screen for the live telecast of the Vatican canonization ceremony of Mother Teresa. More ...
Monday, September 5, 2016
Sunny skies greet faithful at canonization Mass in Asbury Park
Instead of high winds and heavy rains, sunny skies greeted the hundreds who filed into Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, a worship site of Mother of Mercy Parish, Asbury Park, on Sept. 4 to celebrate the canonization of Mother Teresa.

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., celebrated the Mass of Thanksgiving, with the Missionaries of Charity sisters from the Asbury Park convent in attendance.
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Sunday, September 4, 2016
Homily for September 4 Mass for St. Teresa of Calcutta
Every Sunday, Catholics gather to celebrate Mass in response to God's command to "keep holy the Sabbath day." More ...
Sunday, September 4, 2016
A message from Bishop O'Connell: She saw through the eyes of Jesus
Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the newest saint of the Roman Catholic Church, was the “Face of Charity” the world over for much of the 20th century. Documentaries have been produced and many books have been written about her. The only thing more moving than seeing her walk among the poor is reading her words which, in effect, give voice to the beating of her heart.  More ...
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Freelance photographer wraps up trip to India with volunteerism
In the days leading up to St. Teresa of Kolkata’s canonization, The Monitor freelance photographer Jeff Bruno visited the school in which she began her ministry, visited the saint’s tomb and watched her canonization with the Missionaries of Charity sisters in the Kolkata, India, motherhouse. More ...
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Mother Teresa: A life of doing 'small things with great love'
KOLKATA, India • A favorite motto of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata was: “Do small things with great love.” More ...
Saturday, September 3, 2016
As canonization nears, local faithful pray with Missionary of Charity sisters
Days before the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata was to be held in Rome, her Missionary Sisters of Charity in Asbury Park sent out a gentle invitation to come and pray a novena with them in her honor from Aug. 25 to Sept. 3. More ...
Saturday, September 3, 2016
A Mother to Many - A humble, fearless and fully human saint
I approach Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s life as an observer, not as a biographer or theologian. I had the privilege to meet her in 1985 and follow her the last 12 years of her life. Luckily for me, she needed a lawyer to handle visa issues for her nuns from India, protect her name from commercial exploitation and help her navigate through the red tape of governmental bureaucracies as she opened homes for people with AIDS and others in need. It was the privilege of a lifetime to be in her company or travel with her during those years. More ...
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Prayer for the intercession of St. Teresa of Calcutta
The following prayer was composed by Father Joseph Hlubik, administrator of St. Andrew Parish, Jobstown, in anticipation of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata's Sept. 4 canonization: More ...
Saturday, September 3, 2016
'Mother's Great Day' -- With selfless love, Missionaries of Charity sisters carry on work of Mother Teresa in Asbury Park

After Sept. 4, the diminutive woman who challenged humanity in the name of Jesus to care for the poor, dying and discarded, will be known to the world as St. Teresa of Kolkata.

 
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Friday, September 2, 2016
Official portrait of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata unveiled in Washington
WASHINGTON  -- On the eve of her canonization as a saint, Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, who famously disliked being photographed, was immortalized with the unveiling of a dramatic portrait at the St. John Paul II National Shrine. More ...
Friday, September 2, 2016
In the Hands of a Saint -- Priests reflect on meeting Mother Teresa while still seminarians in 1995

Twenty-one years ago, a diminutive nun, a living saint, stood in the sanctuary of St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, and asked 12 seminarians of the Diocese to pray for her.

 
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Friday, September 2, 2016
Videos to look back at Mother Teresa's visit to Diocese
In honor of Mother Teresa’s canonization, the Diocese’s Department of Multimedia Production is making available two video productions – footage of the soon-to-be saint’s 1995 visit to Trenton, and a mini-documentary featuring interviews from around the Diocese that includes material from her order’s convent in Asbury Park. More ...
Friday, September 2, 2016
June 18, 1995 -- Mother Teresa's visit to the Diocese an unforgettable day
Not every Diocese can honestly say a saint has visited and prayed with its Bishop, priests, religious and laity in its Mother Church. But on Sept. 4, when Pope Francis canonizes Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., and its faithful will be able to do just that. More ...
Friday, September 2, 2016
Meeting a future saint, deacon finds words of the heart

What do you say to a saint – or someone you believe will someday be declared a saint?

I don’t know. I didn’t know then, and I still don’t know.

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Friday, September 2, 2016
U.S. embassy to launch online exhibit on Mother Teresa
ROME -- In late August the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See will launch an online exhibit documenting the deep ties Blessed Teresa of Kolkata had with the United States. More ...
Friday, September 2, 2016
Local priests, faithful journey to Rome for canonization
The first time he met Mother Teresa, Father Joy Chacko was a seminary student in Bandra, India, where the future saint had come to speak.  Her words were inspiring, but one sentence remained with him. More ...
Friday, September 2, 2016
Laity live out mission to help 'poorest of the poor'
It was snowing heavily the day Terry McGuire got a call from the Missionaries of Charity sisters in Harlem, N.Y. Mother Teresa was visiting, and the sisters needed some mattresses. More ...
Friday, September 2, 2016
The mercy-filled life: Mother Teresa embodied what Pope Francis teaches

VATICAN CITY -- If there is one person who immersed herself in the "peripheries" Pope Francis is drawn to, it was Blessed Teresa of Kolkata.

 
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Friday, September 2, 2016
For pope, Mother Teresa is model of mercy at work, fueled by prayer
VATICAN CITY -- When Pope Francis canonizes Blessed Teresa of Kolkata Sept. 4, he won't simply be fulfilling a special duty of his office, he will be honoring a woman he has called "a symbol, an icon for our age." More ...
Friday, September 2, 2016
Miracle is sign of mercy, says Brazilian who prayed to Mother Teresa

VATICAN CITY -- The inexplicable recovery from a severe brain infection -- attributed to the intercession of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata -- is a sign that God's mercy is for everyone, said the Brazilian man who was healed.

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Friday, September 2, 2016
Mother Teresa showed young Buddhist who Jesus is
VATICAN CITY  -- A personal encounter with Mother Teresa and her work serving the poor and the dying led a young Japanese man on a journey of faith and conversion. More ...
Friday, September 2, 2016
Artist aimed to convey Mother's emotions, sibling recalls
When my brother Mark took brush in hand to paint Mother Teresa’s portrait nearly 20 years ago, he couldn’t bring himself to model the portrait of the woman already known as “The Saint of the Gutters” after countless images of her wreathed in smiles. More ...
Friday, September 2, 2016
Diocese to celebrate soon-to-be St. Teresa of Calcutta with Mass
Faithful from throughout the Diocese are invited to join Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., for a Mass of Thanksgiving to commemorate the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, a worship site of Mother of Mercy Parish, Asbury Park. More ...
Thursday, August 4, 2016



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