05 September 2016

Saint and Sinner

This weekend Pope Francis canonized the late Mother Teresa, founder of the Missionaries of Charities sisterhood. She became well-known for her work with the poor in the slums of Calcutta, India. So well-known, in fact, that the rich and powerful hoped to be infused with virtue through touching the hem of her garments.


As everyone knows, however, slumming with the rich and powerful has its costs.


A clip below from a 1994 documentary by Christopher Hitchens. He, too, acquired celebrity by means of Mother Teresa, though in a very different way.



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