Sunday, 4 September 2016

Saint Teresa

I was never the recipient of a Birthday or Christmas present from Mother Teresa which was probably a good thing as she said that suffering was a gift from God but she faced much criticism during her time for her missions not holding any painkillers (pain was God's gift remember) and for making the potential patients take religious vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience in return for treatment.
Despite her critics, the Pope has seen fit to replace the Mother part of her name with Saint as she has now joined the ranks of those who the Vatican recognise as having 'an exceptional degree of holiness or likeness to God'.
The path to Sainthood includes two miracles which have to be attributed to the wannabe-Saint and Teresa's second was a Brazilian man who had a brain tumour, prayed to Mother Teresa to heal it which she dutifully did after first curing a woman of stomach cancer after a picture of the Albanian nun was placed on her belly.
Not sure why she cured people after she died but denied them painkillers and made them promise they would keep it in their pants when she was alive but the bar is set so low for Sainthood's these days that the Pope has etched Saint Teresa of Kolkata in his book which puts her towards the top of Holy people which is all very good for a woman who even doubted their was a God at all which makes her 'God's Gift' quote even more bizarre.

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