Buffalo Woman In Rome For Mother Teresa Canonization

Buffalo woman in Rome for canonization of Mother Teresa

Buffalo, NY - Just hours from now the Catholic church will formally recognize Mother Teresa as a saint. A woman from Western New York and her husband have joined many from around the world for the ceremony in Rome. She spoke with 2 on Your Side about her expectations and connection with Mother Teresa.     

The faithful gathered for the Sunday morning event in Rome where Pope Francis will formally recognize Mother Teresa as a Saint of the Catholic Church. The Vatican projects as many as 300,000 people will crowd St. Peter's Square and among them is Cheryl  Calire of Buffalo. She spoke to us by phone "My husband and I were fortunate enough to get tickets in the front section...right by the altar. And so we scoped it out ahead of time today to see what we're gonna be in for. Because even with tickets we gotta go through security checkpoints. People literally from all over the world. You know we feel Mother Teresa is mother of the world so to speak so she attracts people of all faiths. And of no faith actually. I believe that just really believed in her work and her simplicity in the way she approached it."

Calire and her husband used that inspiration of the revered advocate for the poor to now operate the Mother Teresa Home which is a shelter for mothers in need and the homeless in a converted rectory which was just dedicated on August 25th.
Calire adds  "The timing of it couldn't be better. Personally I believe in a lot of her motto which is just one person at a time and do it with a lot of love. So I have utmost respect for her and look forward to being able to be there tomorrow to witness the canonization."    


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