On September 4, 2016, Mother Teresa, Albanain nun and laureate of the Peace Nobel prize, was canonised in Rome.Mother Teresa, who passed away in India in 1997, was born in 1910 in Skopje and baptised Anjezë Gonxha Bojaxhiu. Her father was an Albanian businessman. She was awarded the Peace Nobel price in 1979 and beatified in 2003.
Albert Ramaj, vice president of the Swiss-Albanian society, searched for traces of Mother Teresa in Swiss archives. On his initiative, the “Staatsarchiv Luzern” will shos an exhibition of correspondance of the nun. The archive of the canton of Lucerne possesses a rich collection of correspondance between Mother Teresa and Swiss citizens supporting her projects.
These documents from the archives of Lucerne and other interesting material will be visible in the premises of the Staatsarchiv from September 24 until October 7, 2016.
The exhibition will also be shown in Tirana (Albania), Prishtina (Kosovo) and in Mother Teresa’s birth place Skopje (Macedonia) as well as in Rome and New York.
Together with the Albanian Institute St. Gallen and the Staatsarchiv Luzern, the Swiss-Albanian Society is inviting interested persons to the inauguration of the exhibition on September 24.
The exhibition can be visited during the opening hours of the archive.