"Miracle" woman accuses Mother Teresa's sisters

An Indian woman whose tumour was found to have been cured by the intercession of Mother Teresa has accused the Missionaries of Charity of abandoning her.

The Age has said the sisters have abandoned her to penury.

Her "miracle" cure from cancer was instrumental in the beatification of Mother Teresa.

The complaint of 40 year old Monica Besra struck a sour note during commemorations of the 10th anniversary of Mother Teresa's death.

Mrs Besra became an overnight celebrity in September 1998 when she reported that she had been cured of a tumour after praying to Mother Teresa. While in prayer, she pressed a medallion bearing the nun's image to her side.

The "miracle" was claimed as Mother Teresa's first posthumous act of healing. Mother Teresa died in ten years ago this week.

Ms Besra said the Missionaries of Charity had assured her of financial help.

But, she said: "After that, they forgot me."

At the order's mother house, news of the complaints was greeted with concern.

Mother Teresa's nuns accused of lacking charity (The Age, 7/9/07)

LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
Mother Teresa (Wikipedia)
Mother Teresa (Nobel Prize)

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Mother Teresa's sisters surprised, inspired by her spiritual trials (CathNews, 5/9/07)
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Mother Teresa's order invited to Vietnam (CathNews, 15/11/06)

7 Sep 2007