The nuns who live at the Gift of Hope convent in East Baltimore have little time for frivolity.
They care for hospice residents, many of them seriously ill. They scrub floors, call on shut-ins, visit prisoners.
They pray four hours every day.
But on Sunday, they're making time for an extravagance.
These four sisters of the Missionaries of Charity plan to gather around a borrowed television early in the day to watch as Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata — the Nobel Prize-winning poverty worker, the beloved founder of their order and a woman they knew — is recognized as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.
Hundreds of thousands are expected to...