She thought that prayer was better than treatment, so she often refused to give medicine and inflicted upon them the suffering that would bring them closer to God. During natural disasters in India, the Missionary of Love offered only prayers and medals of the Virgin Mary. She willingly accepted the money from suspicious donors like the Haitian dictator Francois Duvalier or the cheating Charles Keating, whom she even supported after his arrest. She was asked to donate the money that had been stolen, but the funds were never returned.
One of the sisters confessed that Mother Teresa had baptized the unknowing people by asking them “do they want a ticket to heaven?” If the dying person gave the affirmative answer, he was baptized. He often did not realize it. In spite of the huge money she had, she refused to take medication and get professional treatment, but when she needed palliative care, she went to the United States and did not seek medical help from her missionaries. Her wonderful healing was attributed to Monica Besra. The Indian peasant allegedly suffered from monstrous abdominal pain caused by cancer developing on her ovaries. All the ailments subsided when the nun had applied to her body a blessed medallion. On the subject of healing, the doctor that dealt with Besra had a different opinion. The tumor was not cancerous, but a cyst. The Indian was taking medicine and it was that that put her on her feet.