Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mother Teresa's image on U.S stamp for 2010

Her work inspired people all around the world.

Blessed Mother Teresa, who won a Noble Peace Prize in 1979, served the sick, the needy and poor for more than 50 years.

Shes an inspiration to many, inspiration that will now be delivered in the form of a stamp.

The U.S Postal Service is honoring Mother Teresa of Calcutta in 2010, making her one of the many subjects of this years stamp program.

The stamp features her portrait painted by award-winning artist Thomas Blackshear II of Colorado.

Mother Teresa was well respected world wide. Ronald Regan presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985 and later in 1997 she was honored with a Congressional Gold Medal for her outstanding and enduring contributions through humanitarian and charitable activities.

Mother Teresa died in Calcutta on September 5, 1997. She was 87 years old. Pope John Paul II beatified her in 2003.

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