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Blessed Mother Teresa relics visit PH

Catholic faithful will have a chance to venerate the relic of soon to be saint Blessed Mother Teresa of Ćalcutta.

The first class relic “ex capillis” (from the hair) and second class relic “ex indumentis” (from the clothing) of Blessed Mother Teresa will be displayed at Radio Veritas chapel in Quezon City starting Friday, August 26.

Devotees may pray before the relics of Blessed Mother Teresa from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Our Lady of Veritas Chapel.

An advocate for the poor, Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata was born in Skopje, then part of the Kosovo Vilayet in the Ottoman Empire (Macedonia).

After having lived in Macedonia for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived for most of her life.

Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation, which in 2012 was consisted of over 4,500 sisters and was active in 133 countries.

They run hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis; soup kitchens; dispensaries and mobile clinics; children’s and family counselling programs; orphanages; and schools. (Leslie Ann G. Aquino)