ARLINGTON, Va. - The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington, released the following statement:
"Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who was canonized as a saint September 4, 2016, is a model for us, identifying with the poor and seeing Christ in every needy person regardless of their state, nationality, religion or physical condition. She saw God's image in each one. Saint Teresa is also a model of fidelity to God despite the inner struggles she dealt with. She never wavered. She spent time in adoration before the Lord every day. And as we continue our journey in the Jubilee of Mercy, we see a saint who experienced God's mercy embracing her, and making that mercy tangible and felt by reaching out to the needy, and to the poorest of the poor."