CRS Celebrates Canonization of Friend, Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo joins Sr. Mary Prema Pierick, Superior General, Missionaries of Charity, in Rome during the canonization of long-time CRS partner Saint Teresa of Calcutta.

Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo joins Sr. Mary Prema Pierick, Superior General, Missionaries of Charity, in Rome during the canonization of long-time CRS partner Saint Teresa of Calcutta.

On September 4, Blessed Mother Teresa became Saint Teresa of Calcutta. Catholic Relief Services had a long and warm relationship with the founder of the Missionaries of Charity, both as an organization and through personal connections with CRS staff.

Mother Teresa credited CRS with providing early assistance to the Missionaries of Charity before the order was well known. Today, CRS partners with the Missionaries of Charity around the world. For example, in Ethiopia, where the sisters have 18 homes, CRS supports their ministry by providing food, shelter and social services.

Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services represented the agency in Rome during the canonization of long-time CRS partner Saint Teresa of Calcutta.

“Catholic Relief Services has such close ties to Saint Teresa of Calcutta and the Missionaries of Charity. We share a mission and work closely together to serve some of the world’s most vulnerable brothers and sisters. It was an honor to represent CRS in Rome during the canonization. We are privileged to work toward the vision of a peaceful, just world that Saint Teresa of Calcutta exemplifies,” Woo said.

In honor of the saint, CRS offers this book as a free download. It contains quotes from Saint Teresa of Calcutta as well as other saints.

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