I remember when I first started watching EWTN when we lived in Delaware, I was more dozing off than watching. I did my best to pay attention and listen but found myself asleep within a few minutes. After a couple of weeks I was drawn to the beautiful message of EWTN's foundress Mother Angelica. She helped me by opening my mind and heart. Mother's no-nonsense comical wit, joyful humor, and intelligent knowledge of the faith completely caught me off guard and I became a fan immediately. I was hooked!
When I was pregnant with Constantine I began my day going to Mass at 8 a.m. and then rosary or Perpetual Adoration in the chapel for about 30 minutes to an hour. I would drive home, hop on the treadmill and walk and pray the rosary with Mother Angelica and the Nuns of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery and then watch noon Mass on EWTN. This became my daily routine for nearly nine months which helped strengthen my faith and keep me fit during my pregnancy. I really believe that this was the reason for my smooth and super easy delivery. I wanted no meds for a natural delivery and thanks be to God my baby boy was born healthy.
Even after delivering my son, in times of need Mother Angelica was there for me. When having a challenging day she was always able to address my problems and give me comfort and peace of mind. Amazingly her segments on EWTN Catholic Classics and Mother Angelica Live were just what I needed. I would turn on the TV and in those old reruns she would give me advice on exactly what was on my mind. This happened several times, not just once or twice.
Mother was a friend to all. When I think of Mother Angelica I am reminded of saint Pope John Paul II and venerable Mother Teresa of Calcutta because she was a force to reckon with, a beautiful spirit and living testament of God's love and mercy, a servant of God always giving more and more. Her faith and wisdom will be forever etched in my heart.
Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation passed away on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016. She was 92 years old. She was a living saint who loved Jesus more than life itself. She greatly touched my life, my family's, and millions upon millions of others. May she be at peace with our Lord, reap the rewards of eternal life, and continue her earthly mission in heaven.
Dios ti agngina Mother Angelica for sweeping the world with the evangelization of the Gospel! We love you!
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