Vatican, 05 September, 2023 / 8:36 pm (ACI Africa).
A new movie weaves together the lives of two women experiencing self-doubt, but, in the end, both women meet the challenge of their vocations despite their personal struggles.
“Mother Teresa and Me” tells the story of Kavita, a young woman who finds herself with an unexpected pregnancy. Battling whether or not to get an abortion, she returns to her hometown in India where her now very old nanny shares the story of Mother Teresa’s first days working in the streets of Calcutta. Learning how Mother Teresa faced many doubts after no longer being able to hear the voice of Jesus, Kavita is inspired.
The film premieres at a special event in New York on Sept. 5 on the International Day of Charity, which was established by the United Nations to commemorate the anniversary of the passing of St. Teresa of Calcutta. On Oct. 5, the movie will be released in 800 theaters across the U.S.
Thierry Cagianut, the executive producer of the film, spoke with CNA about the movie and what he hopes people will take away from it.
“‘Mother Teresa and Me’ is an attempt to inspire people around the world to follow the example of Mother Teresa and through small acts of kindness make a better world,” he said.