By Maleeva Rebello, forwarded by Bernard, NY
The Vatican has scheduled Mother Teresa’s canonisation ceremony for September 4. Usha Uthup has been scheduled to perform there a day earlier
The wait for Mother Teresa to become Saint Teresa is finally at its conclusion. On September 4 — a day before her 19th death anniversary — she will be canonised by Pope Francis at the Vatican. In attendance will be singer Usha Uthup, who had known the beloved Kolkata missionary for over 45 years.
Uthup, who has chosen to wear blue and off-white sarees while she is there, will also be singing two songs selected by the Vatican — ‘Poorest Of The Poor’ and ‘Laakh Laakh, Hazaar Hazaar, Chahiye Mother Teresa’ at a jubilee celebration for workers on September 3. The singer, who is in Mumbai, said, “I had known the Mother for many years before she became famous for her work of love and mercy. She was a dear friend and I would visit her in both my happy as well as sad moments. My husband and I also attended her beatification in 2003. Now, I feel it is a great platform internationally for the sarees in the Mother’s colours to be seen.”