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Mother Teresa doc bursts box office with $1.2M, returning in November

J-P Mauro - published on 10/09/22

The great success of 'Mother Teresa: No Greater Love' has led the Knights of Columbus to bring it back to theaters in November.

The two-night theatrical release of the latest documentary produced by the Knights of Columbus, Mother Teresa: No Greater Love, was a great success. Fathom Events reports that the film on the life and work of the sainted foundress of the Missionaries of Charity exceeded $1.2 million in the box office. This feat is especially impressive as the premiere did not even occur on a weekend.

Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly, who served as executive producer of the film, hailed its popularity and announced that the proceeds of the film will be donated to “charitable purposes and efforts to advance the legacy of Mother Teresa.” Kelly said in a press release: 

“When Mother Teresa was feeding the hungry or holding the hand of someone as they lay dying, she was treating them as she would the most important person in her life, Jesus Christ himself. Our hope is that this film will inspire a new generation to carry on her mission and support the order she founded.”

The film was received so well that now Fathom Events has announced that the documentary will return in November for another day in theaters, as well as the release of a Spanish language edition. Mother Teresa: No Greater Lovewill be back on the silver screen on November 2 in US, UK, and Canadian theaters for one night only. Then, on November 7, US theaters will run a Spanish version. A list of participating theaters can be found at Fathom Events

Filmmaker David Naglieri opened up to Aleteia about his experience working on the film. Read his exclusive interview with Aleteia’s own John Burger here

Acting like true gentlemen, the Knights of Columbus invited Mother Teresa’s sisters from all over the US to see the documentary at theaters. Learn how they organized the Missionaries of Charity to attend the screening in 30 different cities here

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