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USCCB president pays tribute to Mother Angelica

March 29, 2016

The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops paid tribute to Mother Angelica as an “extraordinary woman, devout believer, and media pioneer” following her death at the age of 92.

“Mother Angelica reflected the Gospel commission to go forth and make disciples of all nations (Mt. 28:19), and like the best evangelists, she used the communications tools of her time to make this happen,” said Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville. “She displayed a unique capacity for mission and showed the world once again the vital contribution of women religious.”

“In addition to founding the Eternal World Television Network, Mother Angelica was the foundress of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word, the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, and the Knights of the Holy Eucharist,” he recalled. “She was a convincing sign as to how even the humblest of beginnings can yield abundant fruit.”

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  • Posted by: unum - Mar. 30, 2016 9:14 AM ET USA

    If you question whether the Holy Spirit is still active in our confused world, just read the stories of Mother Angelica and Mother Theresa. Both remarkable women's lives are a testimony to the power and presence of the Spirit in our world!