HUSSEY GIVEN MOTHER TERESA AWARD ACTRESS HONORED AT SHOWING OF BIOPIC ABOUT CALCUTTA'S MOST FAMOUS NUN.Byline: ERIC LEACH Staff Writer
THOUSAND OAKS Thousand Oaks, residential city (1990 pop. 104,352), Ventura co., S Calif., in a farm area; inc. 1964. Avocados, citrus, vegetables, strawberries, and nursery products are grown. -- People laughed, sighed and gasped, and then actress Olivia Hussey got a standing ovation from the crowd of about 200 people when she attended a showing last week of her film ``Mother Teresa of Calcutta'' and received an award for her portrayal of the famous nun.
The special showing of the film was arranged by the Conejo Compassion Coalition, an interfaith group formed after the 2004 South Asian tsunami to help needy people abroad and at home.
Hussey, known in part for her roles as Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's ``Romeo and Juliet'' and the Virgin Mary Virgin Mary: see Mary.
immaculately conceived; mother of Jesus Christ. [N.T.: Matthew 1:18–25; 12:46–50; Luke 1:26–56; 11:27–28; John 2; 19:25–27]
See : Purity in the television miniseries ``Jesus of Nazareth,'' said she had dreamed for 25 years of portraying Mother Teresa on film and felt it was a miracle when she was offered the role.
``People would say, `What else could you possibly want to play after Juliet After Juliet is a play written by Scottish playwright Sharman Macdonald. It was commissioned for the 1999 NT Shell Connections programme, in which regional youth theatre groups compete to stage short plays by established playwrights. and the Virgin Mary?' and I said, `Mother Teresa,''' Hussey recalled. ``That was 25 years ago. It was like a dream come true, because among all people, Mother Teresa was the one who inspired me the most.''
Mother Teresa's niece, Agi Bojaxhiu, came from Italy to help present Hussey with the 2006 Mother Teresa Award from the St. Bernadette Institute of Sacred Art Sacred art is imagery intended to uplift the mind to the spiritual. It can be an object to be venerated not for what it is but for what it represents; Roman Catholics are taught that such venerated objects are more properly called sacramentals. based in Albuquerque, N.M.
``I'm very moved,'' Bojaxhiu said after she had seen the film and witnessed the standing ovation. ``Olivia has really expressed the spirit of Mother. I couldn't believe it. I must say, Mother Teresa is here with us in her spirit.''
Tuesday's gathering for the film at the Rockwell Science Center in Thousand Oaks and a reception at St. Patrick's St. Patrick's or Saint Patrick's may refer to:
Although 200 people saw the film, another 600 were unable to attend because of the auditorium's size.
``When I saw the film for the first time, I knew people had to see it for inspiration, so that they, too, would be moved to become part of the coalition,'' said Marilyn Kennedy, an actress, former Episcopalian nun and a leader of the group who was instrumental in setting up the Thousand Oaks event. ``Right from the beginning, the whole emphasis of the coalition has been on compassion and sensitivity to the needs of others.''
``Mother Teresa of Calcutta'' was released on DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc
Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology. this summer by 20th Century Fox.
At Tuesday night's showing, Hussey was welcomed by Thousand Oaks Mayor Dennis Gillette and received a proclamation from a representative of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Other recipients of the Mother Teresa Award include Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II (Latin: Ioannes Paulus PP. II, Italian: Giovanni Paolo II, Polish: Jan Paweł II) born , the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter and Maya Angelou.
Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity Missionaries Of Charity
Missionaries of Charity is a Roman Catholic religious order established in 1950, which consists of over 4,500 nuns and is active in 133 countries. Members of the order designate their affiliation using the order's initials, "MC. in India, where she worked with the poor of Calcutta.
She said her mission was to ``care for the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all of those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared Un`cared´
a. 1. Not cared for; not heeded; - with for. for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone.''
She received the Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. in 1979 and died in 1997. She was beatified be·at·i·fy
tr.v. be·at·i·fied, be·at·i·fy·ing, be·at·i·fies
1. To make blessedly happy.
2. Roman Catholic Church by Pope John Paul II in 2003.
(1 -- color in Simi edition only) Actress Olivia Hussey receives the Mother Teresa Award in Thousand Oaks on Tuesday at a screening of the biographical film "Mother Teresa of Calcutta," in which she portrays the nun who won the Nobel Peace Prize.
(2 -- ran in Simi edition only) Agi Bojaxhiu, Mother Teresa's niece, left, presents the ``Mother Teresa Award'' to actress Olivia Hussey for her work on the biographical film ``Mother Teresa,'' in which she portrays the nun who won the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work in India.
Gus Ruelas/Staff Photographer
(3 -- color -- ran in Simi edition only) Olivia Hussey played Juliet in 1968 in Franco Zeffirelli's ``Romeo and Juliet'' with Leonard Whiting.