Well, you won't catch crap from me, just disagreement, which is fair and square. Proof of what you advance would be proper, I believe, as that is not what I heard and saw myself. Far from being perfect, and not always doing what was right, I do believe she nonetheless did her level best. As the people suffering, they did but at times, and even in our "rich" western society, people are medically neglected, are allowed to suffer although drugs, medicines exist to ward off disease, illnesses, pain. She picked up all that were hopeless, these were often cases that came too late to be saved. But testimonials of those that WERE saved abound, people who would simply have starved, their only maladie being hungry and thirsty.<quoted text>
Band aids would have been something...
Agnus was addicted to suffering. Those people on the floor were there to suffer and die. They did not receive treatment of any kind. They were also not allowed to have contact with their families.
She thought only suffering can bring you closer to God.
I know, I know... but she collected all that money to help people...
No... she didn't. She collected all that money to make nun factories. Not an effing dime went to those who suffered in her camps. Not for food, medicine or even a doctor. Hell, not one of them had anything close to what we Americans would label... a bed. This chick took in millions and millions of dollars every year. The people in her death houses would have to share an open public toilet.(And I mean it was right in front of everybody)
Her faith... is completely irrelevant. No, she did not believe. The "internal struggle" was simply an extension of her infatuation with suffering. She probably thought she did at the beginning, but that is neither here nor there when weighing what kind of a person she was.
I understand that people were told she was something else. And I understand why. I am even open to thinking that she genuinely didn't know any better. This to me is still unacceptable.
I think she was a lot closer to sadist than saint.
I know I will catch crap about this but it is true. Mother Theresa the Saint and Mother Theresa the girl that walked the Earth are completely different entities.
I repeat, I certainly do not think that the bandaid was sufficient, nor was it always applied correctly. But she was there when no one else was, during which time bureaucrats , well-remunerated bureaucrats in poor countries, overseen by rich bureaucrats in NY, Ottawa, London, Paris, Zurich, Frankfurt, at the FAO in Rome etc, travelled first class and dined in Michelin-starred restaurants. all the while discussing the plight of the poor and needy.
When one does nothing, one goes unnoticed. When one acts, one gets criticized.