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Mother Teresa to be on 2010 stamp

posted by jmcgee

How’s this for First Class? The U.S. Postal Service has announced that Mother Teresa will be among those honored with her very own stamp next year:

1.jpgNobel Peace Prize honoree Mother Teresa, legendary actress Katharine Hepburn, Negro Leagues Baseball and Cowboys of the Silver Screen are among the subjects headlining the 2010 stamp program, the U.S. Postal Service announced today.

In addition, consumers get much-needed assistance in sending greeting cards: the first stamp designed especially for oversized or odd-sized cards. On May 17, the Postal Service will issue the Monarch stamp for use on cards that require additional postage. An illustration of a generic butterfly will be depicted on cards or envelopes to remind customers to buy the new Monarch butterfly stamp.

Of Mother Teresa, the U.S.P.S. says:

With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service recognizes Mother Teresa, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work. Noted for her compassion toward the poor and suffering, Mother Teresa, a diminutive Roman Catholic nun and honorary U.S. citizen, served the sick and destitute of India and the world for nearly 50 years. Her humility and compassion, as well as her respect for the innate worth and dignity of humankind, inspired people of all ages and backgrounds to work on behalf of the world’s poorest populations.

You can find more about the stamps at the U.S.P.S. link.



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Mr Flapatap

posted December 30, 2009 at 1:10 pm


Does anybody have Christopher Hitchens postal address? I feel like sending him a nice note.



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Linda Schaefer

posted December 30, 2009 at 2:48 pm


The U.S. Postal Service will honor Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday with a stamp. She left a much larger mark on the face of America and the world. She was the icon of compassion, and in her words “doing small things with great love”. When I met her on June 15th 1995 she made an imprint in my life–Shortly after I documented her work in Calcutta, I received the greatest gift of all–a son. Paul is now 13-years-old and a daily reminder of the impact this tiny Albanian nun had in my life.
I had the privilege to take three of my students to Kolkata in 2008. Mother Teresa’s presence is clearly printed on the face of the city. My students worked at the home for the dying, the first home Mother Teresa opened in 1951.
I interviewed one of her sisters on that trip. She had been a student of mother’s at the Loretto Convent. She told me, “When mother left the convent, we cried ‘mother is going out to be a beggar’ and she never recognized us in the street.”
May Mother Teresa’s life be honored with a canonization in 2010.
Linda Schaefer



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Mother Teresa's Cause

posted December 31, 2009 at 1:05 am


Linda,
Did you work with Mother Teresa Children’s Foundation to take your students to Calcutta?



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Linda Schaefer

posted December 31, 2009 at 2:35 pm


No, I paid for my student’s airfare through sales of my book. We worked on several documentary venues in Calcutta since I teach Mass Communications at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma



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Mother Teresa's Cause

posted January 6, 2010 at 9:49 pm


Thank you, Linda. It’s nice to hear that your travels to Calcutta were memorable.



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