Thursday, October 5, 2023

”With This Light” - A Documentary about the ”Mother Teresa of Honduras”

María Rosa Leggol, was a Franciscan religious sister who has been called the "Mother Teresa of Honduras” In the 1960s, she organized a group of homes to care for the abandoned and deprived children of that nation, which became organized as the Sociedad Amigos de los Niños (SAN). Through the organization, she educated over 40,000 orphans across fifty years.

With the mission to share the story of this courageous nun from Honduras, the team will host two free screenings in the Philippines. Executive Producer Jessica Sarowitz will be present to answer questions, share personal stories with Sister Maria, and reveal the in-betweens in the creation of the film. By hearing the story of Sister Maria and the two young women, may this ignite collective action to continue the mission started by the nun not just in Honduras but all over the world.

The “With This Light” documentary film about María Rosa Leggol, O.S.F., will be screened for free on October 2, 2023 5PM at the Waterfront Hotel (Salinas Dr, Cebu City, Lahug, Cebu) in partnership with the Arts Council of Cebu and on October 3, 2023 5PM at the Ayala Museum(Greenbelt Park, Makati Avenue, corner Dela Rosa Street, Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila) in partnership with the Ayala Foundation. This will be joined by the team behind the film headed by Jessica Sarowitz, film’s Executive Producer..

Sister Maria Rosa Leggol was a Franciscan nun who dedicated her life to giving refuge to the orphaned and abandoned children of Honduras. For over 70 years, Sister Maria fought to eliminate childhood poverty in her country, helping over 87,000 children and their families by providing them with shelter, food, education and vocational training. Sister Maria was an emblematic figure that doing good requires a balance of being tough, tender, kind, selfless, and most of all–brave.

The award-winning documentary shows a poetically interwoven narrative of the compelling present-day stories of these teenagers with the epic life and noble actions of Sister Maria Rosa. It follows the story of two young women trying to navigate their own uncertainties, pasts, and the current problems in Honduras.

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