Who need lights on the Empire State building when you’ve got a U.S. postage stamp? That’s right, the Mother Teresa commemorative stamp is official. The stamp was unveiled, Sunday, September 5 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and are available now for purchase!
Get all the details, and get your stamps!
Prayer for the Canonization of Mother Teresa
Jesus, you made Blessed Teresa an inspiring example of firm faith and burning charity, an extraordinary witness to the way of spiritual childhood, and a great and esteemed teacher of the value and dignity of every human life. Grant that she may be venerated and imitated as one of the Church’s canonized saints.
Hear the requests of all those who seek her intercession, especially the petition I now implore… (mention here the favour you wish to pray for).
May we follow her example in heeding Your cry of thirst from the Cross and joyfully loving You in the distressing disguise of the poorest of the poor, especially those most unloved and unwanted.
We ask this in Your name and through the intercession of Mary, Your Mother and the Mother of us all.
Come on, NYC, you can do better than that! I love the Empire State Building. I’ve been there twice and I’m going again in about a month. The tower lights are lit in various colors for various events throughout the year. The Catholic League’s request to have the tower lit in blue and white for the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mother Teresa has been denied. Sign the below petition. Hopefully Empire owner, Anthony Malkin, will see the light.
This from the Catholic League:
On August 26, the U.S. Postal Service is honoring the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mother Teresa. On February 2, I submitted an application to the Empire State Building Lighting Partners requesting that the tower lights feature blue and white, the colors of Mother Teresa’s congregation, the Missionaries of Charity, on August 26. On May 5, the request was denied without explanation.
Mother Teresa received 124 awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Medal of Freedom. She built hundreds of orphanages, hospitals, hospices, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth shelters and soup kitchens all over the world, and is revered in India for her work. She created the first hospice in Greenwich Village for AIDS patients. Not surprisingly, she was voted the most admired woman in the world three years in a row in the mid-1990s. But she is not good enough to be honored by the Empire State Building.
Last year the Empire State Building shone in red and yellow lights to honor the 60th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Revolution. Yet under its founder, Mao Zedong, the Communists killed 77 million people. In other words, the greatest mass murderer in history merited the same tribute being denied to Mother Teresa.
We are launching a nationwide petition drive protesting this indefensible decision (TO SIGN THE PETITION, Click here). We are petitioning Anthony Malkin, the owner of the Empire State Building, to reverse this decision.
. . . gives us our strength, our joy, and our love.
– Mother Teresa
Please pray for a homeschool mother who may have ovarian cancer. She has decided to pray to Mother Teresa to intercede for her healing.