Mother Teresa sometimes didn't believe in God. That makes her an example of faith.

She spent decades living in doubt, but still she persevered

Mother Teresa often questioned her faith.
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Mother Teresa might be the most famous, and most widely admired, Catholic personality of the 20th century. And on Sunday, she was canonized by Pope Francis.

The Catholic Church makes saints to hold up as examples to the faithful. Every Christian is supposed to imitate Jesus in their own life, but what does it mean to do so as, say, a soldier, a doctor, a rich man, a poor man, a woman, a husband, a wife, a son? The saints of the Catholic Church provide countless examples, an infinite and endlessly fractal portrait of what it means to live a life dedicated to what is true, good, and beautiful — something that should interest all of us.

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