Tuesday, June 19 , 2018, 6:44 pm | Fair 66º

 
 
 
 

Mother Teresa’s Story Told in Film ‘The Letters’ at Granada

As the season of giving approaches, the Jurkowitz Center of Community Engagement announces the next installment of the Movies That Matter film series, The Letters, will screen on Monday, Nov. 21, on the Granada Theatre’s state-of-the-art digital cinema system.

This biographical drama traces the story of Mother Teresa’s rise to sainthood and her commitment to humanity and faith. In addition, the community is invited to enjoy a discussion with series curator Hal Conklin and Friar Larry Gosselin, OFM, parish pastor from Old Mission Santa Barbara, prior to the film’s screening.

The Letters gives an insight into the spiritual foundation, strengths and struggles of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The film follows her struggles to know her path is the inspired direction God has for her life.

In 1946, Mother Teresa received the inspiration to found the Missionaries of Charity and share her faith with  the poorest of the poor through her humble service to them.. Over the next half century, her ministry became one of the greatest symbols of sacrificial love on the planet.

Despite this, Mother Teresa struggled throughout her life with her faith and often expressed this struggle in letters to her closest advisor and priest. These letters formed the basis of this film’s story. The compelling honesty and humility of her letters were instrumental to the Church’s consideration of her elevation to sainthood.

The Granada Theatre partners with The Old Mission Santa Barbara for the screening of The Letters. The Santa Barbara Mission was established on the Feast of Saint Barbara, Dec. 4, 1786, and was the tenth of 21 California missions to be founded by the Spanish Franciscans.

More than 200 years later, the Mission continues to be the chief cultural and historic landmark in Santa Barbara. The Mission’s commanding position and grand proportions, graceful lines and soft colors all reinforce her title as “Queen of the Missions.” It is the only one of the original California missions that has been in continuous use as a church.

Tickets prices range from $10-$20, and are available through the Granada’s box office, 899-2222. Dates and film titles are subject to change.  

For more information, visit www.granadasb.org.

— Carrie Cooper for The Granada Theatre.

 

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level
×

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >