New Movie About Pro-Life Champion Mother Teresa Opens in Theaters in October

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 25, 2022   |   12:52PM   |   Washington, DC

A new film about Mother Teresa seeks to inspire Christians to continue her mission of honoring and valuing the lives of every human being, no matter how small.

“Mother Teresa: No Greater Love,” a project of the Catholic fraternal organization Knights of Columbus, is scheduled to air in theaters Oct. 3 and 4 in the U.S.

Filmed on five continents, the movie provides a new look at the saint’s legacy 25 years after her death. Her organization, Missionaries of Charity, which she founded in India in 1950, now serves the poorest people in cities across the world.

Not just a documentary, the filmmakers said they want the movie to provide hope and inspiration to others through Mother Teresa’s legacy.

“… this film reveals not just who Mother Teresa was, but how her singular vision to serve Christ in the poor continues to be realized through the Missionaries of Charity today,” they said. “This is far more than a documentary. It is at once a soaring tribute to a spiritual icon, a powerful witness of authentic Christian charity, and a guidepost for all who seek hope in our turbulent times.”

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Director David Naglieri told the Catholic News Agency that witnessing her charity’s work for the film was an amazing opportunity.

According to the interview:

One of his favorite parts of the film includes footage in Kenya, where the Missionaries of Charity are caring for children with deformities and serious developmental disabilities.

The scene includes a Missionary of Charity sister feeding a baby with hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluid builds up in the brain.

“To see these children … and just the love and the care for that child was just something that deeply moved me,” he said.

Watch the trailer here.

Mother Teresa, or St. Teresa of Calcutta, was canonized in 2016, 19 years after her death. Her incredible service to the poorest people in Calcutta, India and other parts of the world attracted international attention, and she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

She also was a powerful voice against abortion. Through her ministry and the publicity she received, she continuously encouraged people to recognize the dignity and value of every human being, including babies in the womb. Today, her speeches about human worth are famous and frequently quoted.

When accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, she boldly told the world: “And I feel one thing I want to share with you all, the greatest destroyer of peace today is the cry of the innocent unborn child. For if a mother can murder her own child in her womb, what is left for you and for me to kill each other?”