BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Mother Teresa now has a home named after her in Buffalo. The dedication comes just days before she officially becomes a saint.
Bishop Richard Malone dedicated the home Thursday night on the city’s east side.
It will be a temporary residence for homeless, pregnant women and young mothers.
Women living in the home will have the chance to take classes on topics like parenting, child development and budgeting. Leaders are expecting their first guests in mid-Sept.
“Although we’re there to serve and help them get the parenting classes, the skills they need, sometimes they really just need that extra boost of a place to be so that they can get themselves redirected and get a fresh start,” said Cheryl Calire, founder of the home.
“We need to be able to put into place a ministry to support women who are in circumstances that are stressful in that regard it’s a work of accompaniment and mercy and compassion,” said Bishop Richard Malone, of the Buffalo Catholic Diocese.
Mother Teresa will be canonized at the Vatican on Sept. 4. That is the night before the anniversary of her death.