December 9 2013 Latest news:
Friday, November 1, 2013
A special exhibition commemorating the life and works of Mother Teresa of Calcutta has opened in Norwich – only the second time it has been shown in the UK.
The display at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist on Earlham Road is the product of lengthy work involving an international network of religious orders from Canada to India.
The 78 panels, arranged around the Roman Catholic Cathedral, tell the story of the life and achievements of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Catholic nun, who died in 1997.
Narthex manager Clare Goddard said being able to show the exhibition was a coup for the cathedral. She added: “It’s a pictorial biography of Mother Teresa’s life, work and spirituality, and provides an overview of who she was, what she achieved and why she is considered to be a modern-day saint.”
The display, which has already been shown in London, coincides with the 10th anniversary of the beatification of Mother Teresa – the first step towards sainthood in the Roman Catholic faith.
Born in Macedonia in 1910, Mother Teresa dedicated her life to helping others after taking her vows, and lived among the poorest people in Calcutta before founding Missionaries of Charity, which had grown to more than 4,000 sisters by the time of her death.
The exhibition is open now and will be at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist until November 24. It is open between 11am and 5pm and entry is free.