One of my best moments in life was bowing in front of and being personally blessed by Mother Teresa. With my elderly mother and young son alongside, this was one of the greatest and most important events I'll ever had. And it happened in New Bedford in 1995.

Mother Teresa, who dedicated her life to helping India's poor, will be made a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican announced. Mother Teresa will likely be canonized as a saint in September of 2016 to coincide with the 19th anniversary of her death, and as part of Pope Francis' year of mercy. Mother Teresa died in 1997 at age 89.

The canonization process requires at least 2 miracles, and in 2002, the Vatican credited Mother Teresa, through God, with healing a woman suffering from an abdominal tumor. A second miracle she is credited for is, through God, healing a man in Brazil with multiple brain tumors.

I am writing this blog the day after the premier of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But the headline about Mother Teresa to be made a saint next year should read, The Real Force Awakens: The Sainthood of Mother Teresa.