Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN, dies on Easter

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  1. karnala

    karnala Well-Known Member

    The Catholic Church in the United States has lost the Poor Clare nun who changed the face of Catholicism in the United States and around the world. Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), passed away on March 27 after a lengthy struggle with the aftereffects of a stroke. She was 92 years old.

    http://www.ewtnnews.com/catholic-news/US.php?id=13464

    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord
    and let perpetual light shine upon them.
    May the souls of the faithful departed
    through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
    Amen
     
  2. David

    David Well-Known Member

    I thought it might be interesting and possibly enlightening to mention that in the early years of her mission, Vassula did in fact meet Mother Angelica. The meeting was not very successful. I don't have the details of why that was but I must say that it doesn't surprise me. The outward contrast between the nicely dressed, blond haired Vassula and Mother Angelica dressed in a conventional nun's habit must have been striking. I think it was probably difficult for someone like Mother Angelika to view Vassula positively even though many conventionally dressed nuns do recognise her authenticity. Unfortunately, the meeting has resulted in EWTN being rather negative about TLIG. It also became slightly negative about Medjugorje and I suspect that situation may get worse with the death of Mother Angelica as she, herself, was positive about the events there.
     
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  3. karnala

    karnala Well-Known Member

    From what I've been reading, its because of the Notification on Vassula in 1995 - however there has since been Modifications by the CDF (2005)
    http://www.tlig.org/en/testimonies/churchpos/cdf2005/

    I've also been reading how Mother Angelica has had experiences with the Angels .... something she has in common with Vassula:

    Mother Angelica has told the story often. About eleven years-old, and feeling especially lonely and sad, she was walking downtown one evening, oblivious to everything around her.

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    I started to cross a busy street, then heard a woman's shrill scream behind me," she recalls. Rita looked back expecting to see someone in trouble, and instead realized that a car was speeding toward her, the headlights shining in her eyes. There was no time to get to a safety island. Rita froze, closed her eyes, and waited for the fatal impact. Instead, she felt two strong arms lift her high in the air. A moment later she blinked and looked around in disbelief. She was standing on the sidewalk!

    Onlookers had expected to see the child's crumpled body. Instead they found an uninjured but very frightened girl. To them, she had definitely been hit and hurled by the force of the collision. They were all mystified at her lack of injuries.
    Rita and her mother gave thanks to God. They understood that despite their hardships, they were being cared for. That was the beginning of Rita's confidence in angels.

    When she entered the Poor Clares convent, she chose a new name that would honor them. Later she founded and named Our Lady of the Angels Monastery.....


    Source: Ave Maria Magazine
     
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  4. andree

    andree Well-Known Member

    I was thinking about this myself David, wondering if Mother Angelica would now intercede for TLIG given that she would now see the truth about Vassula's mission.

    I was thinking about this clash recently and why it is that the Lord allowed it to happen. Getting Vassula on EWTN would have been huge for spreading TLIG in the US and it seems like some of the cases of friction - or whatever you want to call them - are spiritual. I am aware of another person of influence in publishing in Europe who was turned off by Vassula at first, did not believe in her authenticity and wanted nothing to do with her. He was sent a video cassette of one of Vassula's presentations and for some reason, decided to view it and when he did, he saw the face of Jesus appear on hers. He was converted on the spot and immediately made it a mission of his to get her books published and distributed in Europe in another language, which was a huge help in getting the messages to the public.

    The Lord reaches the people he wants to and there must be a reason why EWTN was not meant to be a channel for TLIG. Perhaps it would have turned off too many traditional viewers or perhaps it's part of Vassula's purification process....who knows other than Our Lord Who sees the big picutre?

    ALl this talk about Mother Angelica does make me wish that I could get EWTN in France!

    God Bless Mother Angelica.
     
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  5. David

    David Well-Known Member

    Yes, when I posted the original post in this thread, I had actually forgotten about the Notification! :D I don't know if Vassula's meeting with MotherAngelica was before or after the Notification but it will have played an important part in EWTN's subsequent attitude to TLIG. It probably felt it had no choice but to follow the 'official' line.

    One of the things I wonder about the Notification is whether it represents the 'Crucifixion' of TLIG, to be followed by its resurrection - or whether something worse is yet to come.
     

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