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Mother Teresa birthday today; canonisation as saint at Vatican on September 4

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Fri August 26 2016, 5:09 pm
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    Mother Teresa 160th Birthday: Mother Teresa's 106th birth anniversary is today and special thanksgiving prayers have been organised to celebrate it at the various Missionaries of Charity centers across the country and the world too. This year's birth anniversary celebrations acquire great significance as late Roman Catholic nun Mother Teresa canonization in Vatican is set for September 4 by Pope Francis – he will declare Mother Teresa a saint on that day. This fact has been put out by the Missionaries of Charity in a prayer card that says, "We thank you (Lord Jesus) for the gift of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, who will be canonised in this Jubilee Year of Mercy".

    Photo Caption: Nuns offer prayers in front of Mother Teresa's statue on the occaasion of her 106th birth anniversary in Kolkata. (PTI)

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    Mother Teresa 160th Birthday: In her message on the occasion that also dealt with Mother Teresa's canonisation, Sister Prema, Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity said, "It will be a moment when gathered around Mother we shall have an experience of universal family of the children of the one Heavenly Father. The difference of caste, creed, colour, rich, poor will not prevent us from rejoicing together in the honour bestowed on Mother." An official Indian delegation headed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be going to Rome to witness the canonisation ceremony. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal too will be there.

    A foreigner prays in front of Mother Teresa's statue on the occaasion of her 106th birth anniversary. (PTI)

  • Mother Teresa, Mother Teresa images, mother teresa birthday

    Mother Teresa 160th Birthday: Nuns offer prayers in front of Mother Teresa's statue on the occaasion of her 106th birth anniversary. (PTI)

  • Mother Teresa, Mother Teresa images, mother teresa birthday

    Mother Teresa 160th Birthday: A nun garlands Mother Teresa's statue on the occaasion of her 106th birth anniversary. (PTI)

  • Mother Teresa, Mother Teresa images, mother teresa birthday

    Mother Teresa 160th Birthday: Followers offer prayers in front of Mother Teresa's statue on the occaasion of her 106th birth anniversary. (PTI)

  • Mother Teresa, Mother Teresa images, mother teresa birthday

    Mother Teresa 160th Birthday: A Catholic nun from the Missionaries of Charity offers prayers in front of a statue of Mother Teresa on the occasion of Teresa's 106th birth anniversary. (Reuters)

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