From the Brisbane Courier-Mail.
Livermore describes the order as a sect and has written a book, Hope Endures, chronicling her experiences.
Mother Teresa's mistake, says Livermore, was in thinking that obedience was more important than compassion.
"That's not something that's widely known and not part of what the media says about her. It was dictatorial. I should have got out sooner," she says, shaking her head.
When she finally left, she turned to the medical degree she had spurned when she joined the sisters and became a doctor, working in Timor, the Northern Territory, the Congo, Sudan and
One casualty of her time with Mother Teresa was her religion.
"I ended up an agnostic," she says. "I just couldn't believe it any more but if, as when I was in Timor from 2000-2003, you can do something for the kids, then for some people at least, you can make a difference."
Livermore blames no one but herself for what happened.
"After all," she says, smiling, "no one handcuffed me. It was my own silly choice. My mother told me I was a drongo but once I was in there, I couldn't get free.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
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