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St. Louisans rejoice in Mother Teresa becoming a saint

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a catholic nun was declared a saint Sunday in the Vatican.

It' was a big day for Catholics all around the world.

A five o'clock mass was held at Cathedral Basilica with a number of places throughout the homily that will reference the canonization of Mother Teresa.

At the Vatican Pope Francis declared that the Blessed Mother Teresa a saint early Sunday morning before thousands of Christians in Vatican City.  Delivering the homily, Pope Francis said that Mother Teresa in all aspects of her life was a generous dispenser of divine mercy, making herself available for everyone through her welcome and defense of human life, those unborn and those abandoned and discarded.  It's that life that she lived that resonates with Catholics, and all Christians all over. Including those here in St. Louis

Mother Teresa died 19 years ago in 1997.  She'll now be known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta.