Washington D.C., Sep 1, 2016 / 18:07 pm
The canonization portrait of Bl. Mother Teresa, a copy of which will hang from St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday, is meant to reflect her joy and her selflessness, said the artist.
"The credit lies more with the subject of the painting than with the painter," artist Chas Fagan said in a press conference introducing the portrait.
"That picture will bring lots of people closer to God," Sister Tanya, M.C., the superior at the Missionaries of Charity Gift of Peace house in Washington, D.C., said of the portrait. She knew Bl. Mother Teresa from having lived in the same building with her as a novice.
Bl. Mother Teresa, foundress of the Missionaries of Charity, will be canonized on Sunday, Sept. 4 in St. Peter's Square. An enlarged copy of her portrait will hang from St. Peter's Basilica, and the Knights of Columbus will have one million prayer cards with the portrait on them available for pilgrims in Rome.