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Can Mother Teresa's 'Cult Of Suffering' Teach Us Anything?

Who's right about Mother Teresa's approach to suffering? Should we imitate it, condemn it, or something in between? The relationship between the "saint of Kolkata" and suffering is complicated. On the surface, at least, she spent her life caring for the city's poorest and sickest--people who have endured unimaginable suffering. According to her longtime detractors, however, she didn't relieve suffering at all, but rather promoted what they call a "cult of suffering," in which she saw pain as redemptive and her dying patients often received little palliative care as a result.
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