SPIRIT OF A NEW SAINT
COVER STORY—She’s already famous around the world her work in India. And that’s before the Vatican canonizes St. Teresa of Calcutta on September 4—and issues a new postage stamp to honor her. Now, two decades after her death in 1997, her writings have become a source of renewed inspiration. If we take time to read her words—we find a stirring call to humility and sacrificial service. And, in the summer of 2016, the world could use a big spiritual dose of both messages.
ST. TERESA ‘ON LOVE’—New World Library, the publisher of a special edition of her book No Greater Love, has given us permission to excerpt the chapter called “On Love.”
ST. TERESA ‘ON WORK AND SERVICE’—We also have permission to share this chapter from St. Teresa’s book, which includes some very challenging teachings about the nature of work and our personal vocations.
FROM THE VATICAN—You may also want to read the official Vatican biography of St. Teresa, which includes many inspiring details about her life and legacy.
1 MAN; 1 VISION; 1 TOUR
GOD SIGNS—Columnist Suzy Farbman has a delightful column this week about the eccentric builder Earl A. Young. Born in the late 1800s, Young created an unusual series of homes known as Mushroom Houses in northern Michigan. Today, artist Edith Pair has made it her mission to show off those homes in a popular guided tour.
HOLIDAYS & MILESTONES
Don’t miss a date! Remember www.InterfaithHolidays.org, our master calendar.
RAKSHA BANDHAN—It’s a heart-warming tradition—celebrated across India and in Hindu communities worldwide—honoring the sacred bonds between brothers and sisters. Stephanie Fenton reports on this festival in which women typically tie some form of bracelet around men’s wrists to honor their family bonds.
KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI—Stephanie Fenton reports on the colorful celebrations that spread across India and around the world in Hindu communities to mark the birth of the deity Krishna.
& POPULAR CULTURE
RODNEY CURTIS—First this week, author and columnist Rodney Curtis offers his recommendations of two films that you could easily miss this year. Rodney recommends Michael Moore’s latest documentary—and a comedy called Don’t Think Twice about comedians who get a shot at a popular TV show.
ED McNULTY—Enjoy all of the free resources from Ed McNulty’s faith-and-film website: VisualParables.org. Among Ed’s latest free movie reviews are:
- PETE’S DRAGON—Ed says that David Lowery and co-writer Toby Halbrooks prove that it is possible to surpass the original film in a remake. (5 out of 5 stars)
- PHANTOM BOY—Want a stark alternative to CGI films? This animated film has a quirky retro feel. (4 stars)
- DOUGH—British-Austrian director John Goldschmidt’s whimsical tale of interfaith friendship could be a tonic for Americans fed up with political rhetoric demonizing Muslims. (4 stars)
- FILM CAPSULES—Each month, Ed posts a series of Film Capsules—mini-film reviews that he invites readers to freely share. Got your own bulletin, newsletter or website on which you’d like to share a bit of movie news from Ed McNulty? Feel free to share these capsules.
- HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE—It’s a gripping new film from New Zealand, says Ed McNulty. (4.5 stars)
- CAFE SOCIETY—Woody Allen’s latest movie gets 4 stars.
- THE INFILTRATOR—Based on the dramatic case of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, this film is absolutely first-rate, says Ed. (5 stars)
- DHEEPAN—French director Jacques Audiard’s new film immerses us in the world of immigrants so that we can feel their confusion and fears, as well as their hopes and dreams. (4.5 stars)
- STAR TREK BEYOND—Ed gives the new Star Trek movie 4 stars.
- GLEASON—Don’t miss this documentary about former New Orleans Saints NFL football player Steve Gleason. (5 stars)