Relics of Mother Teresa coming to Lafayette

By Brandon Troullier - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - In life she was barely five feet tall, but Mother Teresa loomed large around the world.  She worked tirelessly for the poor, and one person who saw that work first hand was Father Joseph Brennan.

He says, "(Mother) was small in stature, but a very pointed person direct, she knew what she was about and she went about and did it."

Back in 1986, she visited Lafayette, packing the Cajun Dome with people clamoring for her message of peace and hope.

Now another visit...this time, many relics associated with her including a lock of her hair, her blood, sandals, rosary and crucifix.

Father Curtis Mallet of St. Genevieve Catholic Church added, "who would have thought a simple person who grew up very poor would travel the entire world, but Lafayette is one of those places that figured prominently in her heart."

She was beatified in 2003 and is expected to one day be named a saint.

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