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August 26, 2016
MILWAUKEE — Marquette University will honor Mother Teresa with a Mass on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at noon on Marquette's campus. The Mass will take place near a Mother Teresa statue outside of Schroeder Complex (561 N. 15th Street), just north of Clybourn Street. Rev. Thomas Krettek, S.J., vice president of mission and ministry for Marquette, will preside along with Rev. John Burns of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Mother Teresa will be canonized into sainthood of the Catholic Church on Sunday, Sept. 4 in Rome outside of the Vatican.
More than 35 years ago, Marquette honored Mother Teresa with the Père Marquette Discovery Award, the university's highest honor. The event took place on June 13, 1981, and more than 10,000 people gathered in the (then) MECCA Arena to celebrate with her.
Media Availability for Archdiocese of MILWAUKEE — TUES, AUG.30, 8:30 A.M.
Fr. Bill Stanfield and a group of 26 pilgrims will be leaving Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (W314 N7462 Hwy-83, North Lake, Wis., 262-966-2191) to go to Rome for the canonization. Fr. Bill and the pilgrims are open to interviews at 8:30 a.m. before their bus leaves. Fr. Bill will also be available for interviews while he is traveling (contact him at email@example.com).
Media Availability at Marquette University – WED, AUG. 31, 11:30 A.M.
At 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 31, Marquette will have two staff members who played a key part in Mother Teresa's 1981 visit available for interviews (also at the Mother Teresa statue outside of Schroeder Complex (561 N. 115 Street)). They are as follows:
Marquette has 101 current staff or faculty who were employed at Marquette at the time of the historic event. Next week, Marquette will share historic documents and images with the media for use in highlighting the upcoming canonization.