There are people that help the needy all over the world, but there is one woman that we all looked at as a living saint when it came to heroic efforts to save and help the needy.
The life of Mother Teresa has been put under the telescope by Canadian researchers that attempts to prove that she was anything but a saint. According to Canada’s Globe and Mail, Religieuses, a French-language journal of studies in religion and sciences, will be printing a study in March that says that:
“[Mother Teresa’s] approach to caring for the sick was to glorify human suffering instead of relieving it.”
The study attempts to make the case that Mother Teresa felt that there was a place for suffering in the world just as Jesus suffered on the cross. How the two compare is not clear to us, but that’s their stance and their sticking to it.
Mother Teresa has already received her beautification in 2003, the last step before receiving sainthood. But, it appears the study is trying to throw a wrench in the plans of getting her to the level of “saint.” The report states:
“The study authors note that doctors visiting many of the 517 “homes for the dying” run by Mother Teresa observed unhygienic conditions and a shortage of actual care, food and painkillers. Lack of funds were no explanation, since Mother Teresa’s order of the Missionaries of Charity had raised hundreds of millions in aid money. When the nun herself was in need of medical treatment, “she received it in a modern American hospital,” they point out.”
Wow! We didn’t think they had a case, but that sounds a bit shady on behalf of Mother Teresa if indeed this is true. Mother Teresa …where’s the money? Did she put the money back into the church? These are damning implications for the superstar of the altruistic.
Read more here. The claims and the study are disappointing.