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Monday, March 28, 2016

Mother Angelica Dies at 92 on Easter Sunday

It is with the deepest sadness that we note the passing of one of the greatest saints of our age, Mother Angelica.  Her impact on the Catholicism of our day will be seen as no less than the influence Saint Teresa of Ávila had on the Church of her day.  She was vital to the restoration and renewal undertaken by Saint Pope John Paul II and carried forward by his great and holy successor, Pope Benedict XVI.

In these days when the Church, at best, seems rudderless or in the hands of the enemy, we have Mother's example, her books, videos, and the legacy of EWTN and the two religious communities she founded, to guide us through the night.  We can be assured that a powerful new saint will be adding her prayers, as she always has, for our safe passage to the heavenly Kingdom.  A strong, great, outspoken and holy champion will light our path and the path of all God's children for centuries to come.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.  May she rest in peace.  Amen.

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