The Holy Father's desire is to have Mother Teresa's canonisation during this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, particularly during the
Jubilee celebration for workers and volunteers of mercy.The whole pontificate of Pope Francis is marked by attention and love for the last,
the least and the lost - the poorest of the poor. How fitting, then, to have Mother Teresa to be, we could say, the saint of this Jubilee!
Wishing to place Mother Teresa, with her example and message, directly and clearly into the context of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy,
the theme, "Carrier of God's Tender and Merciful Love" has been chosen.
[Official explaination of the theme - PDF]
The Official Logo for the Canonisation of Mother Teresa will be used extensively across media and by the Missionaries of Charity and others
around the world. Featuring a representation of Mother by artist Karen Vaswani, the logo was originally created as a masthead for the local Kolkata
"Sainthood Thanksgiving Celebrations" - but was chosen as the Offical Logo, to the great joy of Kolkata - the city of Mother.
The logo is in the familiar "MC Deep Blue" with a gold halo around Mother, lovingly carrying a child in her arms. While the words "Canonisation of Mother Teresa" appears on the logo,
the theme "Carrier of God's Tender and Merciful Love" also features below.
[Download a PNG of the logo]
The Missionary of Charity Sisters have prepared a special prayer in preparation for the Canonisation. It can be prayed as a Novena, as is being done at Kolkata (Calcutta)
The prayer can be download from this website as a Prayer Card, which can be printed and circulated in your parish church praying the Novena, or kept as a personal copy to inspire you.
[Download a PDF of the Prayer Card]