LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels was packed this day.
CBS2’s Greg Mills said many parishioners wanted to attend church specifically to honor the canonization of Mother Teresa, now Saint Teresa.
Los Angeles has a large Roman Catholic population, estimated at around 5 million by the Archdiocese.
Her fans pointed out that the sainthood process normally takes many decades. But Mother Teresa has been on the fast-track to sainthood following her death in 1997.
“I think it’s remarkable they were able to do it in 20 years,” said Karen King.
Remarkable could also describe Saint Teresa’s life. She dedicated herself to those most in need.
“The poor need our love and compassion.They give us much more than we give to them,” she once said.
“There are people needed to do this work.it’s not easy. She set an example for other people,” says Sheila Bass.
Mills also spoke to Robert Fulton, a priest who works at a Catholic church in Covina.
“She was very powerful in her message,” said Fulton, “especially to us.”
He served in Mother Teresa’s Missionary Brothers For Charity in Los Angeles.
“I talked to her personally a couple of times,” he said.
He worked with youth from war-torn countries who were trying to find a better life in the US.
“We actually had college graduates,” he says.
Father Fulton said Mother Teresa visited Los Angeles. six or seven times. You can see pictures and stories from those visits here at the cathedral,
She’s a woman who impacted so many lives worldwide. And it’s pretty easy to see she inspired many
here in Los Angeles, as well.