Indian Stamps-Jeanne Jugan-Little Sisters of the Poor- By India Post

Stamps India-Jeanne Jugan-Little Sisters of the Poor- By India Post

Jeanne Jugan is the foundress and first Little Sister of the Poor. On October 11, 2009 she will be canonized a Saint by Pope Benedict XVI.

Jeanne Jugan gave herself entirely to God and the elderly poor. As our aging population continues to grow and dignity at the end of life is increasingly threatened, Jeanne Jugan offers herself as a friend and patron of the elderly. She is a Saint for old age.

  • Jeanne is a Saint for every age as she challenges young people to give themselves to God and neighbor.
  • She is a role model for those who care for the poor, the sick and the aging.
  • To those who feel anxious in these tough economic times, she offers an invitation to live the Beatitudes, trusting that God will provide.
  • She challenges all of us to do everything through love.

Contributed By:- R.Suresh, Bangalore

Date Of Issue:-29.10.2009.


FDC – Vatican City – 50th Anniversary

FDC – Vatican City – 50th Anniversary

TWO FDC’s with stamps issued by Vatican to commemorate 50th Anniversary of Vatican City State. 07 Stamps were also issued  to mark the event showing the POPES.

50 Lira –  Aerial View of Vatican City

120 lira – POPE  PIUS  XII

450 lira – POPE JOHN PAUL II

70 Lira – Pope Pius I

150 Lira –  Pope JOHN XXIII




News – Coins on St Alphonsa – Booking Opens

News – Coins on St Alphonsa – Booking Opens

The Booking of Coins on St Alphonsa has commenced from 15 Sep 2009 and orders will be accepted till 31 Dec 2009. The two Coins (Rs 100 + Rs  5/- ) Proof set will cost Rs 2000/-  per set including Taxes and Postage and the Two Coin Uncirculated set will cost Rs 1400/- per set including Taxes and Postage. The Booking can be done with Reserve Bank Of India’s Mumbai Mint .


Commemorative Coins on St Alphonsa

Commemorative Coins on St Alphonsa – 23 Aug 2009.

The birth centenary celebrations of St. Alphonsa of Immaculate Conception formally got under way at Bharananganam, Kottayam, Kerala her last resting place, with Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee releasing commemorative coins on Sunday , 23 Aug 2009 at St Mary’s Church. The coins of Rs.100 and Rs.5 denominations bear her image on one side.

St. Alphonsa is the first woman saint of Indian origin in the Catholic Church. She was consecrated Saint by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome on October 12, 2008. The Franciscan nun had lived much of her life at a monastery at Bharananganam, near here, and was buried at the cemetery nearby.

First set of coins were presented to Bishop Joseph Pallickaparambil, former Bishop of Pala diocese of the Syro-Malabar Church. . The centenary celebrations will continue for the next one year.

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