Faith and Film: The Letters
Movie review by Fr. Tom Condon, O.P.
The Letters is a new movie which tells the story of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. As a Sister of Loreto, Teresa taught at a school for well-to-do girls in Calcutta for years. She loved her students and the sisters she lived with. Yet, more and more she felt a call to be with the poor. In one scene, Teresa sees a hungry family from her classroom window. She goes to her kitchen, takes some vegetables, and gives them to the family in the street. Teresa is criticized by her superior for breaking cloister, but she only felt more drawn to working directly with the poor.