Mother Angelica, R.I.P.: Cloistered nun founded an international TV network
Mother Angelica, a cloistered nun with no experience or money who founded an international television network which reaches more than 250 million households, died on Easter Sunday. Charles G. Mills looks at her tremendous accomplishments
Charles Mills,writing for the Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation says:
"Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, PCPA, (born Rita Antoinette Frances Rizzo in 1923) died on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016. She was a heroically holy woman, completely cured more than once in extraordinary circumstances through the intercession of Saint Thï¿½rï¿½se of the Child Jesus.
Many beautiful obituaries will certainly be written about her in the next few days. This article, however, focuses on the extraordinary nature of her greatest achievement, the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).
Mother Angelica started a television project in 1980 and by the end of 1981 it had become a cable service known as Eternal Word Television. From its beginning, the station has been fueled by faith; she would undertake projects without knowing how they would be funded and the projects were successful.
Today, EWTN is a vast international enterprise that includes cable television, wireless cable, direct broadcast satellite, AM, FM, and short wave radio, a weekly newspaper, and internet site. The TV network alone is seen by 250 million households worldwide. "