This beautiful epic mini-series tells the story of a new, young Carmelite saint in the 20th century. St. Teresa of the Andes grew up in a close-knit, upper middle class Catholic family in Santiago, Chile, and was very popular with friends and relatives. She entered Carmel at the age of 19 with a deep spirituality and strong prayer life and died before her 20th birthday. Here is the inspiring story and message of her short life, for which she was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1993. Starring Pauline Urrutia. In Spanish with English Subtitles. On three discs.
- Film interview with Fr. Christopher La Rocca, OCD
- 16-page collector’s booklet
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I was unaware that this film was in Spanish with English subtitles often misspelled. From a technical perspective it was filmed in 25p format which gives it the appearance of a typical Latin T.V. soap opera. Since St. Teresa lived during the first 2 decades of the 20th century it would have been better filmed in 24p to give it a more natural film look. Much of the first half of the film centers on her families' social life often with irrelevant complexities that have nothing to do with Teresa except to indicate the social milieu from which she came. There is little context which would help the viewer understand the early development of her vocation. Later in the film the Carmelite life and customs of the period are well presented. The last disk of this 3 DVD set finally touches on her spirituality and gives an insight into her calling as a Carmelite. Overall it's a worthwhile look at the life of this extraordinary girl.