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Ave Maria Radio reflects on the passing of Mother Angelica

“None of us live merely routine lives. No one called to image God is routine. We all occupy a unique place and point of view in this universe. She wants everyone to know that, as unlikely as it may seem, we are all called to do what no one else can accomplish. It may look impossible to others but to those who are called by God all things work together for good. She taught, in her words and by striking example, that we are called to transform this world as we let Christ transform ourselves and, through us, our neighbors.” – Al Kresta, Ave Maria Radio

Images from Mother Angelica’s funeral (click individual images to view larger):


Mother Angelica’s last days: priest describes her suffering, death on Easter

“After the 3 o’clock hour arrived on Good Friday she was more calm, she was more peaceful. On Holy Saturday, I also visited. I had this desire to thank her. We have benefited by her witness, her teaching.” – Fr. Joseph Wolfe, EWTN Chaplain 

The Secret Behind Mother Angelica’s Success: Total Dependence on the Eucharist

“Mother Angelica’s dependency on the Eucharistic charism of both St. Francis and St. Clare can be seen in her insistence that the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, in Hanceville, Ala., should have the character of the 13th-century Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi. And another explicit expression of this Franciscan inspiration was Mother’s foundation of the Knights of the Holy Eucharist in 1999″. –Deacon Nick Donnelly 

Pope Francis: Mother Angelica is in Heaven

Benedict XVI and U.S. Bishops Remember Mother Angelica

“Obviously, she loved Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament  After a meeting or after a live show, she would go to the chapel, go up to the altar, and with her crutches on either side, with the tabernacle right there and Our Lord in the monstrance, she would be deep in prayer, offering all that went on that day to him.” – Mother Dolores Marie

Mother Angelica: America’s Nun

“If Fulton Sheen was America’s Bishop, then Mother Angelica was America’s Nun. She leaves this country and world with a great witness, having truly done the Lord’s work. The good Lord seemed to agree, glorifying her and calling her home on a day totally of His choosing—Easter Sunday.” – Paul Kengor 

How the ‘Pirate Nun’ Changed a Gay Man’s Life

Jeff left the room and Darrow was about to change the channel, when Mother Angelica “said something so intelligent, so real and so honest that it really struck me,” he said. “You see, God created you and I to be happy in this life and the next,” Mother Angelica said through slumped lips, her good eye still twinkling behind her glasses. Mother Angelica’s words struck a chord with Darrow that day, and he found himself secretively snatching glimpses of her episodes every chance he got: “He cares for you. He watches your every move. There’s no one that loves you that can do that.” – Paul Darrow

Remembering Mother Angelica

“Rita Antoinette Rizzo was a tough-minded, saintly woman. We hit it off from the start, in part because we were both Buckeyes by birth. The best Midwesterners are straightforward folks who know how to work hard, and she certainly learned that lesson early on.” –Brad Miner 

Tributes From Catholics in Media Pour In–

“How fitting that Mother Angelica would be called home on Easter Sunday 2016. This great woman of faith, evangelical boldness and joyful courage was one of the Church’s great instruments of the First Evangelization and the New Evangelization. She did in her lifetime what Church leaders in the USA had attempted for many years and never succeeded: founding a Catholic television network and media outlet that would serve the world.” – Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB: CEO

We shall not look upon the likes of Mother Angelica again –

“With the death of Mother Angelica on Easter Sunday, the Church has lost the most charismatic American Catholic media personality of her time, as well as someone who proved beyond any doubt that a determined and savvy woman can, after all, wield real power inside an organization often perceived as a boys’ club.” – John L. Allen Jr.

EWTN foundress Mother Angelica dies at 92 – Our Sunday Visitor

“She was the most famous American nun of her day — or maybe any day. Mother Angelica, who died March 27, Easter Sunday, at the age of 92, built a broadcasting empire on moxie and faith. Visionary, controversial, indomitable, aggressively orthodox were adjectives used to describe the founder of the Eternal Word Television Network. All fit.” – Russell Shaw

The Spiritual Legacy of Mother Angelica –

“I can attest that, in “fashionable” Catholic circles during the eighties and nineties of the last century, it was almost de rigueur to make fun of Mother Angelica. She was a crude popularizer, an opponent of Vatican II, an arch-conservative, a culture-warrior, etc., etc. And yet while her critics have largely faded away, her impact and influence are uncontestable. Against all odds and expectations, she created an evangelical vehicle without equal in the history of the Catholic Church” –  Bishop Robert Barron

My Tribute to Mother Angelica, Daughter of the Risen Savior –

“Like millions, the death of Mother Angelica has moved me deeply. I join my own voice to the throngs who, over the coming days, will share how this courageous woman of God, faithful bride of Christ and beautiful religious sister, changed their lives. How utterly fitting that the Lord would call her on Easter Sunday; she was a seed of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, helping us all to find the empty tomb and encounter the Risen Lord.” – Deacon Keith Fournier

Mother Angelica Helped Me See the Church “With New Eyes …”

“From the first encounter with her, Mother Angelica seemed always and everywhere to be invincible. She met so many monumental challenges throughout her long life and seemingly overcame them all even when it required her to surrender to physical weakness and utter dependence.” – Sheila Liaugminas

‘The shenanigans’ at Mother Angelica’s first vows

“If you picture a nun’s first profession of vows, you probably picture a serene, peaceful affair with the sisters singing harmoniously and everything running joyfully and smoothly. But the day of Mother Angelica’s first vows was anything but.” – Mary Rezac

Listen to our week of tribute to Mother

Kresta in the Afternoon – March 28, 2016 – Hour 1

Kresta in the Afternoon – March 28, 2016 – Hour 1

Kresta in the Afternoon – March 28, 2016 – Hour 1

Kresta in the Afternoon – March 28, 2016 – Hour 1

Kresta in the Afternoon – March 28, 2016 – Hour 1

Kresta in the Afternoon – March 28, 2016 – Hour 1

Kresta in the Afternoon – March 28, 2016 – Hour 1

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