Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

US issues Mother Teresa stamp; postmaster general ‘so very proud’

Catholic World News - September 06, 2010

The US Postal Service issued a stamp in honor of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta on September 5, the anniversary of her death and her liturgical feast day.

“Often, stamps are referred to as a nation’s ‘calling cards’ because they reach a national, and even an international audience,” said Postmaster General John Potter during a ceremony at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. “They focus attention on subjects our country regards with respect and affection, and that is certainly true of Mother Teresa, who believed so deeply in the innate worth and dignity of humankind and worked tirelessly on behalf of the poor, sick, orphaned and dying. That’s why today I am so very proud that our country, after making her an honorary citizen in 1996, is honoring Mother Teresa with such a lasting memorial.”

Also in attendance at the ceremony were Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the United States; Auxiliary Bishop Barry Knestout of Washington; Msgr. Walter Rossi, rector of the shrine; Sister Leticia, provincial superior of the Missionaries of Charity; and Mother Teresa stamp artist Thomas Blackshear II.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($27,907 to go):
$150,000.00 $122,092.96
19% 81%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: opraem - Sep. 06, 2010 11:46 PM ET USA

    let's make it a best seller. maybe they'll reissue it after the rise in postage rates come january '11?

  • Posted by: - Sep. 06, 2010 1:10 PM ET USA

    I understand the Empire State building will be visible in the background

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Complexity of Reforming Religious Communities 16 hours ago
Speaking Softly to Women Religious December 16
In showdown with American sisters, the Vatican blinked December 16
Policing, torture, reasons of State, and our Christian mistake December 16
Can torture ever be justified? Round II. December 15

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25
Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch sign joint declaration, lament persecution of Christians CWN - December 1
Consistory for new cardinals scheduled for February CWN - December 11
Vatican report on US women religious calls for further self-assessment CWN - December 16
Pope brokered deal to open US-Cuba ties CWN - 15 hours ago