Houstonians celebrate Saint Teresa

Catholics gathered Monday at the Co-Cathedral to hold a mass in honor of Saint Teresa. She was canonized by Pope Francis over the weekend.

HOUSTON - Twenty-four hours after huge crowds watched Pope Francis canonize Mother Teresa, Houston Catholics gathered to celebrate the church's newest saint.

The faithful poured into the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart to honor Saint Teresa.

"I'm originally from India. We know about Mother Teresa," said one woman. "We know what she's done. It's very personal for me."

St. Teresa of Calcutta dedicated her life to the poor in India. A modest woman, known as the Saint of the Gutters, served as an example to volunteers everywhere. 

"If we had more people like her, I don't think we'd be going through the things wer'e all going through right now," said a church member. 

"She had a lot of faith, so you knew she believed and that's something we need right now," said another. 

The simple servant turned saint continues to inspire the faithful worldwide. 

(© 2016 KHOU)


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