The Letters

The Letters

DVD - 2016
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Based on the true story of Mother Teresa, the film explores the life's work of the Nobel Peace Prize recipient and one of the greatest humanitarians of all time. Her selfless devotion to helping the poor changed hearts, transformed lives and inspired millions throughout the world. Told through a series of personal letters written to her longtime friend and spiritual advisor.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2016]
Edition: Widescreen edition
Branch Call Number: DVD LETTE
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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wiredonjava
Dec 02, 2016

Stayed committed to her calling despite six decades of experiencing depression. It was said that 'darkness is an essential element to her vocation'.

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duanetucker
Sep 27, 2016

This is a sublime portrait of one of the great saints of the 20th Century. A standing ovation even as I sit here typing! Juliette Stevenson is so good she seems to be channeling Mother T.

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Wilson101
Sep 07, 2016

This is a very well done film, portraying the life and inner struggles of Mother Teresa, who tirelessly worked among the poorest of the poor. Be inspired and encouraged!

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beaches4evr
Jul 30, 2016

Lovely movie. Not as "in depth" as I was anticipating. Where did she get the money and food for her to be able to disperse? A bit of a "teaser" movie of wanting to know more. More about what was in "the letters". Why she felt so abandoned by God when she was doing His work? Juliet Stephenson is wonderful in the role.

bossje33 May 21, 2016

boring movie

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tj_is_cool
May 03, 2016

Well done Mother Teresa movie.

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jimg2000
Apr 20, 2016

Okay tribute to the Mother but lacks depth to her saintly humanitarian deeds and global goodwill. Suggest other sources to learn more: Mother Teresa (2003), Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor (1997) and numerous books, news archives in print and cyberspace.

DHerold Apr 09, 2016

What a selfless compassionate woman!! A rebel who shows how to rebel properly to achieve her passions.

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jimg2000
Apr 20, 2016

Her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech part 1 of 2:
I'm very happy to receive this award in the name of the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers and all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for- the throwaway of society. And as we are gathered here together today to thank God for the Nobel Peace Prize, I think it would be beautiful to pray the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi which always surprises me very much. We pray this prayer every day after Holy Communion, as it is very fitting for each one of us. Lord, make me a channel of your peace. Where there is hatred, may I bring love. Where there is wrong, may I bring spirit of forgiveness. Where there is discord, may I bring harmony. Where there is error, may I bring truth.

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jimg2000
Apr 20, 2016

Her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech part 2 of 2:
Where there is doubt, may I bring faith. Where there is despair, may I bring hope, that Where there are shadows, I may bring light, that Where there is sadness, I may bring joy. Amen. And, you know, I always wondered if 400, 500 years ago, when St. Francis of Assisi composed this prayer, that they had the same difficulties as we have today because it is very fitting for us also. Thank you.

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jimg2000
Apr 20, 2016

Mother's belief in prayer was the foundation of her faith. She believed prayer was food for the soul and, if you prayed deeply, your prayer would be answered.
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Mother: I'm not very interesting, but if you Want to write a story, talk to the poor.
Widdecombe: Yes, but it's your work that's being talked about all over the city.
Mother: It's not my work, Mr. Widdecombe. It's Gods work. I'm just a pencil in Gods hand.
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Mother: We have a need for a facility so we can bring the abandoned who are dying on our streets in so they can be allowed to die with dignity. Do you know of such a place, and can it be made available?
Health Officer: You mean a hospital?
Mother: No. No. A place Where the destitute who are left to die on our streets can be brought in and given a bed and food and cared for and allowed to die surrounded by loving people. (Creation of an official hospice.)

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