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Mother Teresa film to get archdiocesan showing

The film “Mother Teresa: No Greater Love” will be shown at 2 p.m. on July 9 at the Glenwood Arts Theater in Overland Park. One of the film’s producers, Jim Wahlberg, will be on hand to discus the film.

by Moira Cullings

OVERLAND PARK — Catholics in the archdiocese have a special opportunity to view Jim Wahlberg’s film “Mother Teresa: No Greater Love” on July 9.

The 2 p.m. viewing at the Glenwood Arts Theater in Overland Park will include a talk from Wahlberg himself, who will speak about the film, his famous family, his faith journey and the impact Mother Teresa had on his life.

“Jim brings a story to us that is inspirational to all,” said Russ Engel. “He gives a witness testimony that provides positive influence in his life and how a modern-day saint can bring faith and hope beyond their local sphere of influence.”

Engle is the leader of the Men Under Construction team, which is hosting the event as part of its quarterly offerings.

“Men Under Construction brings men — in this case families — together to build and understand their faith to a greater depth,” said Engel.

“We present materials to help bring faith forward in their lives, to bring each person closer to God,” he added.

Engel said this quarterly event is unique due to the material that will be presented.

“This time,” he said, “we are focused on a recent saint who most of us remember and who was able to accomplish so much.

“Mother Teresa shows us that all are called to be saints. And she demonstrates that in her works.”

Wahlberg will also appear at a meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. at Curé of Ars Church in Leawood, although space for that part of the day is limited.

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About the author

Moira Cullings

Moira attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park and Benedictine College in Atchison. She majored in marketing, minored in psychology and played center midfield for the women’s soccer team. Moira joined The Leaven staff as a feature writer and social media editor in 2015. After a move to Denver, Moira resumed her full-time position at The Leaven and continues to write and manage its website, social media channels. Her favorite assignment was traveling to the Holy Land to take photos for a group pilgrimage in 2019.

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