"The miracle," Mother Teresa once remarked of her labor amid the poor of Calcutta, "is not that we do this work but that we are happy to do it." True for the angelic Mother Teresa perhaps, but for writer-performer Aviva Jane Carlin it was sufficiently miraculous that she found herself in Calcutta at all. In 1988, the South Africa–born and London University–trained actress was poised to leave for America to film a movie with her brother. But after a chain of events including a few eerily apt Bible verses, a felicitous wrong number, and film delays, she found herself winging toward India with the aim of volunteering alongside "the saint... More >>>