Sunday, August 22, 2010

World Set for Mother Teresa's 100th Birthday; A U.S. Postage Stamp of Her Comes Out Aug. 26

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, India would have turned 100 years old on August 26, 2010, according to the Zenit website. The order she founded -- Missionaries of Charity -- as well as faithful and nonbelievers from around the world are joining in preparation for the anniversary.

A Mother Teresa postage stamp will go on sale in the U.S. on August 26, with similar initiatives in Austria, Kosovo, and Monaco. France has coined four collector-edition coins, one showing Mother Teresa with Pope John Paul II.

The Mother Teresa Express Train will be launched on her birthday in India. Also, on the Niagara River in New York, the Peace Bridge will be lit with blue and white -- the colors of the Missionaries of Charity.

Needless to say, many spiritual activities will mark the day. In Rome, Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica, will preside over a Mass in the Basilica of St. Lawrence in Damascus.


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  2. I'm glad there will be a stamp commemorating Mother Teresa. Her death was overshadowed by Princess Diana's death at the time.