Juliet Stephenson stars as Mother Teresa in “The Letters.”

Rick Bentley – Fresno Bee

The commitment by Mother Teresa to care for those who were rejected by society is one of the most unparalleled displays of benevolence of the 20th century. The tiny woman showed the world through her actions the truest meaning of charity.

“The Letters,” a new film from writer-director William Riead, reveals that even the woman whose grace, compassion and work earned her consideration for canonization by the Catholic Church had her doubts. Concerns about the loneliness and darkness she felt in her life plus an abandonment by God were revealed through a series of letters written to her spiritual adviser, Celeste van Exem (Max Von Sydow).

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