Mumbai: The Vatican has chosen a logo designed by Karen Vaswani, a Mumbai-based designer, for the canonisation of Mother Teresa, the founder of Missionaries of Charity.
The logo depicts a classic pose of Mother gazing lovingly at a child she is carrying in her arms. “My intention was to keep it simple as the logo will be used across different media, including print and digital, and social networks,” Vaswani said.
She said the Archdiocese of Kolkata had approached her for the design, and the idea was provided by Vatican. “The logo theme came from the Vatican. Mother Teresa is being canonised during the ongoing Year of Mercy, as declared by Pope Francis. I was told to incorporate a line that reads, ‘Mother Teresa: Carrier of God’s Tender and Merciful Love’. Understandably, the visual had to match that sentiment,” Vaswani said.
Mother Teresa will be canonised by the Catholic Church on September 4. The Armenian born nun will become the fourth Indian to be recognised as a saint in the Christian order. The others are Saint Sister Alphonsa, Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Saint Euphrasia Eluvathingal.