Film explores spiritual life and sexuality of 'sassy' Saint Teresa
By Dalya Alberge, Arts Correspondent
THE Church is facing another onslaught from film-makers. After the furore over The Da Vinci Code, it is now contending with an allegedly blasphemous account of the life of St Teresa of Ávila.
Geraldine Chaplin heads the cast of Teresa: Death and Life, a feature film about one of the great Christian figures.
The writings of the saint — a mystic who said that Christ conversed with her — are revered as spiritual masterpieces four centuries after her death.
But film-makers don’t do spirituality as easily as sexuality and, in exploring the saint’s sex life, they find themselves accused of treading sacrilegiously.
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H/T to Curt Jester
Chris from St. Mary's, in her new blog, Regina Caeli, has a little background from the Spanish Bishops who spoke out on this movie some time ago.