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.


Indian Stamp-Holy Cross Church-By India Post

Stamps India-Holy Cross Church-By India Post

The Holy Cross Church,Mapranam,Thrissur is one of the few churches in Asia which has received the relic of the Holy Cross, part of the Holy blood of Jesus Christ and the bloodstained Holy Cloth used by Veronica to wipe the face of Jesus Christ, all donated from Vatican by the order of the Pope. Founded in A.D 928 it is one of the oldest churches in Kerala state, India. North of it lies Karuvannur River, the Arattupuzha Temple and the churches of Pallissery and Panamkulam.

The Church is a part of Irinjalakuda diocese and is a historically and archeologically renowned pilgrim centre. It was recently renovated and attracts worshippers beyond religious barriers.

The offering of candles is the main ritual here and the annual ceremony is called Thirithelikkal (Candle Lighting). A candle made at this Church has been included in the Limca Book of Records as the largest candle in India. According to the book the candle has a weight of 1,079 kg and a height of 22 ft. On September 14th every year Christians all over the world celebrate the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and this same day Mapranam Church celebrates the main feast in the name of the Holy Cross.

Date Of Issue:-14.09.2009.


New X Definitive Series-By India Post-Issue Date:01.03.2009.

India post has issued the Six more stamps of new definitive series- the 10th Definitive series,These stamps are  on Gandhi – denomination 100P,Dr.B.R.Ambedkar,denomination 2ooP ,Satyajit Ray, denomination 300P, Homi Jahangir Bhabha, denomination 400P and  Mother Teresa,denomination 20ooP. These are available in sheet of 100 stamps &     70 Stamps. All stamps have colour background. All five are personlities Political leader,Spiritual leader,The great Bengali filmmaker from India, Indian nuclear physicist,Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.Twelve stamps are likely to be released in this series called “ Nation Builders” series.

J.R.D.Tata stamp has yet to come.

Date Of Issue:-01.03.2009.