Rest in peace, Mother Mary Angelica. The Catholic nun who founded Eternal World Television Network died at the age of 92 from the aftermath of having a series of strokes. Read on to remember her.
So sad! Mother Mary Angelica, 92, has died. She launched the Eternal Word Television Network, which is the largest Roman Catholic television network in the country. She suffered from complications of a stroke, and passed away on March 27. Find out more about the religious broadcasting superstar here.
Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation was a cloistered Franciscan nun. With just $200, she began the Eternal Word Television Network in 1981, and she was the sole on-air personality. Strokes caused her to retire in 2001, by which time her program, “Mother Angelica Live”, reached over 100 million households in the USA, South America and Europe.
“Mother Angelica succeeded at a task the nation’s bishops themselves couldn’t achieve,” said Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, who is on EWTN’s board of governors, in an official statement to EWTN. “She founded and grew a network that appealed to everyday Catholics, understood their needs and fed their spirits. She had a lot of help, obviously, but that was part of her genius.”
“In passing to eternal life, Mother Angelica leaves behind a legacy of holiness and commitment to the New Evangelization that should inspire us all,” added Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus. “I was honored to know and be able to assist Mother Angelica during the early days of EWTN. Over the years, that relationship grew, and today the Knights of Columbus and EWTN partner regularly on important projects.”
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