Celebratory Mass held for new Saint Teresa in Houston
HOUSTON – Catholics around the world and around Houston are celebrating the newest Saint, Teresa of Calcutta, formerly known as Mother Teresa.
Parishioners with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston had a special mass at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
James McHugh, a local attorney, attended the mass.
"She selflessly gave of herself and those around her to try to make a life for the poor, and to do things that take a negative and try to turn it into a positive. It's just overwhelming," McHugh said.
Pope Francis canonized Saint Teresa at a mass on Sunday at the Vatican.
After the ceremony, Pope Francis took to the streets to give pizza to homeless people who gathered at Vatican City to witness the mass.
Today was an important day to celebrate Saint Teresa of Calcutta, because it is also the 19th anniversary of her death.