Mother Teresa’s Sanctification on September 4, Albanian Post dedicates stamp to marked day.
The Sanctification of Mother Teresa on September 4 also comes with the special postage stamp that the Albanian Post will issue in her honor.
The postage stamp was made by author Gentjan Gjikopulli, who used the Italian Renaissance style with warm colors and dark background, while divine light falls on Mother Teresa’s simple dress identifying this act of sanctification as part of Art History and World. This stamp is at the same time a work of art which values this holy day as a very important event not only in Albanian history but also in the world.
Albanian Post has the exclusivity of issuing and producing the Albanian postage stamp, through which it reflects important historical, cultural, sports, of Albanian or international events.
Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, 1910-1997).
A Catholic missionary dedicated to the poor, the sick and the needy, born in Skopje on August 26, 1910 to an Albanian Catholic family based there in Shkodra. In 1928 she settled in Calcutta, India where she spent all her life serving and devoting to the poor and needy. Mother Teresa has been honored with many international awards, benefits and rewards she has used in support of her humanitarian action worldwide. Mother Teresa died on September 5, 1997 and was buried in Calcutta. Today Mother Teresa’s Order numbers over 4,000 missionaries and over 100,000 volunteers, operating in about 100 countries around the world. Her mission in Albania opened in 1991 and this year she applied for and obtained an Albanian passport. In October 2003 Pope John Paul II organized a grand ceremony at the Vatican to celebrate Mother Teresa as she is expected to become a Saint on September 4, 2016 at a ceremony led by Pope Francesco at the Vatican. September 4 will be marked in the Apostolic Calendar as “The Day of the Albanian Mother Teresa of Calcutta”.
Postage stamp information::
Issued on: 04.09.2016 04.09.2016
The emission consists of 1 stamp
Author: Gentjan Gjikopulli
Value of the stamp: 120 lekë
Circulation: 39000 pulla (120-lekëshe)
Stamp dimensions: 31 x 43 mm
Tray Composition: 9 pulla në tabak
Tray composition for postal service: 28 pulla në tabak (120-lekëshe)
Carnations: 3000 copë
Carnet Price: 205 lekë
First day envelopes: 400 copë
Price of first day envelope with stamp: 370 lekë
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