In honor of the centennial of Blessed Mother Teresa's birthday on August 26, the Knights of Columbus will hold a special event at their international headquarters in New Haven, Conn., that will include an exhibit, the unveiling of a U.S. postage stamp bearing Mother Teresa's image, and a book signing and presentation by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, author of Mother Teresa and Me: Ten Years of Friendship (Circle Press) and the soon-to-be-released OSV book, A Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers.
The exhibit, "Mother Teresa: Life, Spirituality and Message," runs through October 4. It is a historical presentation that chronicles Mother Teresa's life from childhood to beatification. In addition to artifacts such as her sari and other religious and personal articles, the exhibit includes a full-scale replica of Mother Teresa's cell in her Calcutta convent.
The schedule for the August 26 event is as follows (UPDATED):
10 a.m. - Exhibit opens
11:30 a.m. - Unveiling of Mother Teresa stamp by New Haven postmaster
12:15 p.m. - Birthday celebration
2 p.m. - Meet Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, author and TV host
4:30 p.m. - Light reception and book signing by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
5 p.m. - Presentation on "Discovering Calcutta in our Midst: Mother Teresa's Lessons of Love" by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
7 p.m. - Exhibit closes
For more information, visit the K of C Museum website HERE or call (203) 865-0400.