Sunday, September 5, 2010

US honors Mother Teresa with a stamp


Washington: The United States has issued a postal brand honoring Mother Teresa "the diminutive Roman Catholic nun and honorary US aborigine who served the ailing and bankrupt of India for about 50 years."Designed by award-winning artisan Thomas Blackshear II, the 44-cent brand was appear Sunday, the 13th commemoration of Mother Teresa's death, at a appropriate commemoration captivated at the Basilica of the Civic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. "Often, stamps are referred to as a nation's 'calling cards' because they ability a national, and alike an all-embracing audience," said Postmaster General John Potter in dedicating the stamp. "They focus absorption on capacity our country commendations with account and affection, and that is absolutely accurate of Mother Teresa, who believed so acutely in the congenital account and address of humankind and formed endlessly on account of the poor, sick, orphaned and dying. "That's why today I am so actual appreciative that our country, afterwards authoritative her an honorary aborigine in 1996, is anniversary Mother Teresa with such a abiding memorial." When Mother Teresa, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950, accustomed the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, she did so "in the name of the poor, the hungry, the ailing and the lonely," and assertive the organizers to accord to the beggared the money commonly acclimated to armamentarium the awards banquet. Well admired worldwide, she auspiciously apprenticed abounding of the world's business and political leaders to accord their time and assets to advice those in need. US President Ronald Reagan presented Mother Teresa with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985, the aforementioned year she began assignment on account of AIDS sufferers in the US and added countries. In 1997, US Congress awarded Mother Teresa the Congressional Gold Medal for her "outstanding and constant contributions through altruistic and accommodating activities." Albania built-in Mother Teresa became a aborigine of India in 1948. She died in Kolkata Sep 5, 1997. Her adoration was presided over by Pope John Paul II on October 19, 2003, in Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome. The account of her canonization continues and awaits the analysis of a additional miracle.


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