In the midst of this world’s poverty and pain, Mother Teresa of Calcutta has shone the warm light of God’s love and compassion on us all.

In the midst of this world’s poverty and pain, Mother Teresa of Calcutta has shone the warm light of God’s love and compassion on us all. This is what the Church affirms in raising her to the rank of blessed — that it was his light we beheld in her. “You are the light of the world,” Jesus told his disciples, in words that echo down to this day. “Come, be my light,” Jesus similarly urged Mother Teresa at the outset of her mission. “Bring me into the dark holes of the poor. Come, carry me, I cannot go alone.”