In order to maintain my tenuous hold on sanity, I have been dutifully avoiding most secular media. I have, however, gotten a tiny smattering of the hogwash going around about Blessed Mother Teresa.
She wrote letters to her confessor, which have been recently published and show her fifty year period of feeling that God was not present in her prayer life.
There are those who now say she should not be canonized, and even that she was an atheist.
Balderdash. This happened to many, many saints. It is called "the Dark Night of the Soul." Mother Teresa persevered for FIFTY YEARS, feeding the poor and marginalized in India, with NO inner consolation from God. If that is not faith, I don't know what is.
Saints, Christians, are not necessarily overly smiley people for whom life always goes swimmingly. That is a misconception. God does not promise that life with Him, in this world, will be all sweetness and light, much less emotional (or even financial) prosperity.
Stuff happens. God is there, whether we feel Him or not.