An exhibit about the life of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, who will be canonized as a Saint in September, opened at the Oxford Oratory in the UK. The exhibit includes letters written by Mother Teresa, her habit and sari, her Nobel Peace Prize and other artifacts. There are boards throughout that tell the story of her life and a film about her life every day at 4pm in the Parish Centre. The exhibit is open every day from 10:30am – 7pm until April 30th.
Mother Teresa was born Gonxha (Agnes) Bojaxhiu in Yugoslavia, on August 27, 1910. In 1928, when she was 18, she went to Ireland and joined the Loreto Sisters of Dublin. The next year she was sent to Darjeeling to the novitiate of the Sisters of Loreto. When she professed her vows in 1931 she chose the name Teresa to honor both St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Teresa of Avila. Seventeen years later she went on to start the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta and became renowned for her selflessness in serving the poor and even won a Nobel Peace Prize. Mother Teresa will be canonized in September 2016.
Mother Teresa, pray for us!
For other exhibits and relics on tour and available for veneration visit our Relics & Events page.