Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mother Teresa Relics and Stamp

Mother Teresa, who died at age 87 on Sept. 5, 1996, is being remembered with a new stamp by the U.S. Postal Service to be released next month. Mother Teresa's sandals, her rosary, some of her hair and a vial of her blood are among the items that are being displayed in a traveling tour throughout the Midwest according an article that appears on the website.

Columnist Philip Potempa pens, "The image of Mother Teresa in her familiar white-and-blue-edged veil is known to so many, that her photo has even been selected to appear on a new stamp produced by the U.S. Postal Service. It will be released Sept. 5, the day it is unveiled during a ceremony at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. (With stamp prices increasing by two cents in January, it's too bad the U.S. Postal Service isn't donating some of the money from the sale of these stamps to the poor.)"

The new stamp (shown above) will feature a portrait of Mother Teresa painted by award-winning artist Thomas Blackshear II of Colorado Springs, Colo.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM