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Monday, August 16, 2010

100th Birthday Mother Teresa – Germany

German post issue a postage stamp to celebrate 100th birthday of Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, an ethnic Albanian, was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on Aug. 26, 1910, in Skopje in what is now the Republic of Macedonia.

In 1928 she entered the Loretto Convent in Rathfarnam (Dublin), Ireland, and one received the religious name Teresa. The Loretto order, she sent to India where she completed her final vows and was trained as a teacher.

In Calcutta, she worked as a teacher, then as a director at the St. Mary’s Bengali Medium School. Since 1946, the poorest of the poor in Calcutta, and called the “community of the Missionaries and Missionaries of Charity” to life. She took care of in the slums to the destitute people, the sick, dying, starving, abandoned babies, abandoned children and young people, single mothers. She founded schools, maternity homes and even a leper colony.

The “Community of the Missionaries of Charity, in 1965 a congregation of pontifical right, spread out, starting from Calcutta, from around the globe. In 1979 Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She died on 5 September 1997 in Calcutta and received under the interest of hundreds of thousands people a state funeral. Already on 19 October 2003, Mother Teresa, an “icon of the Good Samaritan,” by Pope John Paul II beatified.

Title: 100th Birthday Mother Teresa – Germany
Date of Issue: 12 August 2010
Country: Germany
Denominations: 0,70 Euro