‘Holiness is not the luxury of the few. It is a simple duty for you and for me,’ Mother Teresa said during her 1988 visit to the Supreme Council headquarters.
At the 134th Supreme Convention in August 2016, the Knights of Columbus approved a resolution honoring Mother Teresa on the occasion of her upcoming canonization.
Mother Teresa’s official canonization portrait, commissioned by the Knights of Columbus, was unveiled during a press conference held at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, Sept. 1, 2016.
In 2010, the Knights of Columbus Museum hosted a ceremony unveiling a new postage stamp in honor of Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday.
The 1992 States Dinner at the Order’s 110th annual meeting was given a special dimension by the presentation of the newly created Knights of Columbus Gaudium et Spes (Joy and Hope) Award to Mother Teresa of Calcutta, foundress and superior general of the Missionaries of Charity.
An essential key to understanding Mother Teresa’s ‘darkness' is to examine it in light of her religious and missionary vocation.
Mother Teresa strongly believed that prayer and family life are of central importance.