Did you know that Mother Teresa was involved in some very shady business practices? Her clinics received millions of dollars in donations yet their conditions were appalling. There was a disturbing shortage of medical care, systemic diagnosis and necessary nutrition as well as a decided lack of painkillers.
Teresa once told a cancer patient that “pain means Jesus is near you and that suffering is an opportunity to share and the passion of Christ.” She even compared suffering to “kisses from Jesus.”
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Further Readings and References @ Slate, The Conversation, The Globe and Mail, Université de Montréal, New Internationalist, ScienceDirect, White women in racialized spaces : imaginative transformation and ethical action in literature (Stanford Libraries)