New Postal Stamp To Celebrate Saint Teresa’s Canonisation


New Postal Stamp To Celebrate Saint Teresa’s Canonisation

India Post on Sunday released a commemorative postage stamp on Mother Teresa to celebrate her canonisation. An official statement mentioned that, this commemorative postage stamp of Saint Teresa was unveiled at the Divine Child High School by Manoj Sinha (Union Minister of State for Communications). Mother Teresa the founder of Missionaries of Charity. The one who tended to the dying poor. The one who has worked tirelessly among the poorest of the poor in the slums of India has been declared as Saint Teresa Of Calcutta by Pope Francis in Vatican city today.

Read: Pope Francis Declared Mother Teresa As Saint Teresa Of Calcutta

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“For the honour of the Blessed Trinity… we declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkata) to be a Saint and we enrol her among the Saints, decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole Church,” the pontiff said in Latin.

Bishop Agnelo Gracias and Sister Rubella, a representative from Missionaries of Charity, were present at the ceremony.

This holy Canonisation ceremony was attended by the more than 100,000 people and was also witnessed by 15 heads of state, including many religious and political leaders from India.

This special stamp and cover that marks Mother Teresa’s sainthood ( Canonisation ) is made of special silk paper with the classic image of Mother Teresa holding a child in her arms and is designed by artist Alok Goyal. This silk paper also includes a five-rupee commemorative coin issued by the Indian government in 2010.

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“Earlier, in 1980, the Indian Posts had created history when it released a stamp on Mother Teresa when she was alive – making her (then) the first and only personality to be so uniquely honoured,” said Lopes.

Several holy masses and celebrations are going on to celebrate the Canonisation of Saint Teresa Of Calcutta (Mother Teresa). Let us follow her principles than just celebrating.