Given the widespread adoration for Mother Teresa, it is fitting that her canonisation be commemorated properly on a prestigious £100 coin in fine gold, featuring a superbly sculpted depiction of the Blessed Mother on the relief. Mother Teresa was loved not only for her kindness and humility but also for her perseverance and dedication in the charitable works that she pursued throughout her life; founding the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, in 1950 – an organisation which still runs strong today and provides medical aid, care and support for the most disadvantaged people in society.
MOTHER TERESA CANONISATION - 2016 – 1oz .9999 PROOF GOLD £100
After receiving a beatification in 2003 from Pope John Paul II, six years after her death, she became known as “Blessed Mother Teresa” for her first miracle, and a canonisation was long expected. Pope Francis then announced after a meeting with the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on the 17th December that the Church had recognised her second miracle - the spiritual intercession and miraculous cure of a man suffering from multiple brain tumours in 2008.1910 – Born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in Kosovo.
1928 – Left her family forever to join the Sisters of Loreto at Loreto Abbey in Rathfarnham, Ireland.
1931 – First religious vows, became Teresa, after patron saint of missionaries, Saint Thérèse de Lisieux.
1950 – Established Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India.
1979 – Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her charitable works throughout the world.
1997 – Died after several health complications over numerous years, beginning with a heart attack in 1983 and subsequent frailty thereafter.
2003 – Beatified by Pope John Paul II for her miracle of healing the tumour in the abdomen in an Indian woman, Monica Besra, naming her “Blessed Mother Teresa.”
2015 – Pope Francis recognises Blessed Mother Teresa’s second miracle – the intercession in the healing of a Brazilian man with multiple brain tumours.
2016 – Teresa to be officially canonised as a saint on 4th September.
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