Extra Facts

  • Mother Teresa has one a Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Bharat Ratna, which is India's highest civilian award.
  • Albania's international airport is named after Mother Teresa, the Aeroporti Nene Tereza.
  • During that year 500,000 families were fed , 20,000 slum children were taught in 124 schools, 90000 leprosy patients were treated and 17048 'shut ins' were visited in their homes.
  • The process of becoming a saint is called canonization. Becoming a saint can take a couple of decades:
  • A panel of theologians and the cardinals of the Congregation for Cause of Saints evaluate the candidate's life.
  • If the panel approves, the pope proclaims that the candidate is venerable, which means that the person is a role model of Catholic virtues.
  • The next step toward sainthood is beatification, which allows a person to be honored by a particular group or region.

  • In order for the candidate to be considered a saint, there must be proof of a second posthumous miracle. If there is, the person is canonized.

    A little more about nuns:

    Daily life of a sister (nun)

  • 04:30 am Arise
  • 05:00 am Morning Prayer
  • 06:00 am Meditation
  • 07:00 am Mass
  • 07:30 am Breakfast
  • 08:00 am Cleaning
  • 09:00 am Missionary duties
  • 12:00 pm Prayer
  • 12:30 pm Lunch
  • 01:30 pm Rest
  • 02:00 pm Tea
  • 02:30 pm Missionary duties
  • 05:00 pm Adoration
  • 07:00 pm Laundry
  • 07:30 pm Supper
  • 08:00 pm Recreation
  • 09:00 pm Prayer
  • 09:30 pm Retire