Mother Teresa Project Exhibition Hall at Ave Maria University will open to the public on April 2


AVE MARIA, FL (March 17, 2014) – The Mother Teresa Project Exhibition Hall at Ave Maria University will open to the public on Wednesday, April 2.
At that time, the exhibits for the museum will be finalized and ready for public viewing.
The April 2 date of the opening is significant because it marks the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa’s dear friend, Blessed Pope John Paul II.
Hours for the Exhibition Hall, which is located at 5060 Annunciation Circle, #105, are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., during the AMU academic year. For more information, please call 239.280.2576.
At the Exhibition Hall, the University offers students, tourists, pilgrims and area residents the opportunity to learn more about “the saint of the gutters” in a 3,000 square foot space showcasing displays of her life and memorabilia. More than 30 panels that tell the story (in English and Spanish) of Mother Teresa’s life are featured. These panels are identical to those used by the Missionaries of Charity in their exhibit in Calcutta.
Items for public viewing also include handwritten letters by Mother Teresa, a crucifix from her own rosary, a first-class relic, stunningly beautiful photographs, original publications from her State funeral in India and Beatification ceremony at the Vatican, and other items.
Myra Janco Daniels, nationally-renowned founder of the Naples Philharmonic Hall, and world- class architect Gene Aubry collaborated in the design of the Exhibition Hall to create a space that is simple – and simply beautiful. The state-of-the- art technology of the museum provides visitors the opportunity to view actual footage of Mother Teresa and hear stories about her from some of her closest friends. Oral histories like these make Mother Teresa present to Exhibition Hall guests in a very special way.
Visit the Mother Teresa Project at Ave Maria University's website here.

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