The Croatian Jesuits had a great role in spiritual development of Mother Teresa in her youth. Her spiritual father was Fr. Franjo Jambreković. The first monument in the world honouring this famous Albanian woman was carved in Croatia, in Supetar on the island of Brac (2002), by Petar Jakšić. It was unveiled by Martin Sheen.
The Confraternity of Catholic Saints, Philippines, is a Roman Catholic organization of young people dedicated in promoting Holiness through the lives and works of the Saints. It is affiliated to the Offical Promoter of Blessed Ivan Merz.