Sunday, September 5, 2010

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

This afternoon there will be a mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception followed by the formal presentation and first-issue of a US Postal Service first-class stamp. The stamp is being issued to honor the humanitarian work performed by Mother and Missionaries of Charity that she founded.

Beginning last week on August 26, there is a year long commemoration of the 100th anniversary of her birth. For all the details see:

The feast-day novena to the "Saint of the Gutters" begins today.

"O God, who called blessed Teresa, virgin, to respond to the love of your Son thirsting on the cross with outstanding charity to the poorest of the poor, grant us, we beseech you, by her intercession, to minister to Christ in his suffering brothers.Through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever."

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