Vatican Holds Premiere of the New St. Mother Teresa Movie by the Knights of Columbus and the Film's Creators Meet Pope Francis
"Mother Teresa: no greater love". A film that talks about charity
On the occasion of the next anniversary of the death of the holy founder of the Missionaries of Charity, on September 5, 25 years ago, the documentary "Mother Teresa: There is no love Biggest," was produced by the Knights of Columbus in collaboration with the Sisters of Mother Teresa. (See Official Trailer 2nd Video Below)
After the General Audience, Pope Francis met with the creators of a new film telling the life story of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
The movie premiered at the Vatican Library before members of the Missionaries of Charity, cardinals, and many who personally knew and worked alongside Mother Teresa.
A journey through the life of Mother Teresa, filmed on five continents, and made possible thanks to interviews and images, also unpublished, that recount the most outstanding stages of the saint's life: from caring for homeless in the South Bronx, to helping Venezuelan refugees on the Brazilian border, through caring for the poor in the Amazon jungle, caring for disabled children in the slums of Nairobi, caring for the drug addicts on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, or the ongoing work of the Missionaries of Charity on behalf of the sick and dying in Calcutta. Rare images that also speak of her great friendship with Saint John Paul II. "Mother Teresa: no greater love" talks about the saint, her vision of serving Christ in the poor and how it continues to be realized today through the Missionaries of the Charity.
The documentary, which will be released on October 3 and 4, in more than 900 theaters in the United States and Canada, took shape on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, on September 5, 1997, thanks to the collaboration between the Knights of Columbus and the Missionaries of Charity, as testified by Patrick Kelly, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, who gave a copy of the film to the Pope and whom Francis thanked in a letter for an initiative that "makes zeal accessible of evangelization, especially to the new generations".
The film is a tribute to "this woman who was a gift to the Church," Cardinal Sean O'Malley, archbishop of Boston, noted during the presentation, a tribute to the woman who, along with her sisters, went to the " hellish places in the world to bring light, love and mercy". "The saints are masterpieces of the Lord - were the words of O'Malley - and Mother Teresa is one of the masterpieces of God". The cardinal, recalling the various occasions on which he has met the saint over the years, cited one moment in particular: When, having been appointed bishop of Fall River, the diocese was at a difficult time in life of the Church due to the sexual abuse scandal, wrote to Mother Teresa asking her to send nuns to "bring healing and consolation". "They came immediately - O'Malley recounted - and then she also came to visit her, it was an event, with thousands of people greeting her in the streets, and she blessed them. Mother Teresa, O'Malley concluded, "showed the merciful face of God, assuring people that they are loved, because when people know they are loved they believe our message."
This documentary will also be a gift to all those young sisters who in 1997, the year of her death, had not been born or were too young to understand who she was. This film will be able to reach all young people, is the indication of Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, postulator of the cause of canonization of Mother Teresa, "who did not know her in life and will also help everyone else to remember the great figure she was" . The message is therefore for Father Brian that "Calcutta is everywhere".