The Vatican has announced 5 saints to be canonized this year, including the Missionaries of Charity foundress.

After attributing a second miracle to Mother Teresa in December, Pope Francis has set September 4, 2016 as her official date to be canonized as a saint.

During her life, Mother Teresa worked tirelessly, living among and caring for the poor in Calcutta, India.  She made it her mission to serve “all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared-for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone.” Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her efforts.

Her canonization comes 13 years after her beatification and just 19 years after her death, making her one of the quickest to become a recognized saint.

As a Midwestern girl, Josie enjoys living in the plains, but would love to travel the globe, already having spent several months abroad during her studies in Austria. After graduating, she spends much of her time reading, writing, walking, running, dancing, and living! Josie would love nothing more than to empower others to be able to do the same.