FAIRFIELD - As the world prepares to mark Mother Teresa's 100th birthday in August, five relics from her life are going on display in Fairfield tonight.
The diocese says it received a last-minute invitation from Mother Teresa's former order, the Missionaries of Charity, to hold a veneration and viewing of the relics at St. Pius the Tenth Church.
There are two "first-class relics," or parts of Mother Teresa's body - drops of blood and several strands of hair. Her sandals, as well as the crucifix and rosary she is said to have carried, are also on display.
The relics will only be in Fairfield for tonight. The next viewing of the relics will take place in Boston.