Mother Angelica

Author: Raymond Arroyo

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0307423727

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The extraordinary saga of Mother Angelica--who passed away on Easter, 2016--founder of the multimillion-dollar Eternal Word Television Network and “the most influential Catholic woman in America” according to Time magazine In 1981, the year after Ted Turner founded CNN, a simple nun, using merely her entrepreneurial instincts and $200, launched what would become the world’ s largest religious media empire in the garage of a Birmingham, Alabama, monastery. Under her guidance, the Eternal Word Television Network grew at a staggering pace, both in viewership and in influence, to where it now reaches over a hundred million viewers in hundreds of countries around the globe. Born Rita Rizzo in Canton, Ohio, in 1923, Mother Angelica was abandoned by her father and raised in poverty by a mother who suffered from suicidal depressions. As a young woman, Rita developed severe abdominal pain that doctors dismissed as a “nervous condition,” but when she sought the prayers of a local mystic, her symptoms disappeared. Awakened to the power of prayer, she vowed to dedicate her life to God and became a cloistered nun, expecting to spend her life hidden from the world. But Rita’s faith soon compelled her to unlikely endeavors, from establishing a monastery in Alabama to starting the world’s first Catholic cable network. Relying solely on “God’s providence,” Mother Angelica built an empire without concern for budgets or fund-raising campaigns, achieving what even the highest levels of the Catholic Church had been unable to do. Raymond Arroyo combines his journalist’ s objectivity and eye for detail with more than five years of exclusive interviews with Mother Angelica. He traces Mother Angelica’s tortured rise to success and exposes for the first time the fierce opposition she faced, both inside and outside of her church. It is an inspiring story of survival and proof that one woman’s faith can move more than mountains.

Mother Angelica's Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality

Author: Raymond Arroyo

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0385521804

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 6790


“Everything starts with one person . . . I don’t care if you’re 5 or 105, God from all eternity chose you to be where you are, at this time in history, to change the world.” “If you are following God, He never shows you the end. It’s always a walk of faith.” “Faith is one foot on the ground, one foot in the air, and a queasy feeling in the stomach.” —Mother Angelica Are you unsure of your purpose in life? Stuck in the past and worried about the future? Hamstrung by fear, failure, or trials? Mother is here to help. For more than twenty-five years, Mother Angelica has dispensed spiritual wisdom and practical advice to millions around the globe through her lively broadcasts on EWTN. Now she shares with you her personal life lessons and hilarious counsel as never before. Raymond Arroyo, author of the bestselling biography of Mother Angelica, has assembled an inspiring collection of her powerful insights, comic musings, and no-nonsense guidance for everyday living. Culled from never-before-seen interviews, private conversations, and recorded lessons not heard in over thirty years, to which Arroyo had exclusive access, these selections capture Mother Angelica’s spunky spirit and profound wisdom at their zenith. In Mother Angelica’s Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality, the beloved nun is your personal mentor. Together you’ll discover: How to find God’s Will in your life How to pursue inspirations fearlessly How to make sense of pain and suffering How to spiritually overcome personal faults and trials Created in cooperation with Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, this devotional treasury is accompanied by original prayers from Mother Angelica’s private collection. Within are the meditations, personal beliefs, and pithy life lessons that transformed a disabled child of divorce into Mother Angelica, founder and CEO of the world’s largest religious media empire. Packed with real-world hope, this little book is sure to transform your life in a big way. A portion of the proceeds of this book goes to support the work of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery

Mother Angelica: Her Grand Silence

Author: Raymond Arroyo

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0770437257

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 1808


In a moving, dramatic conclusion to his four New York Times bestselling Mother Angelica books, Raymond Arroyo completes the saga of this singular nun with his most intimate book yet. For more than a decade, the beloved, wise cracking nun who founded EWTN, the world’s largest religious media empire, was confined to her cell at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. Though Mother Angelica is still seen and heard by millions each week in reruns on seven continents, the private drama within her monastery, her personal supernatural encounters, and the prolonged suffering she endured has remained hidden. Until now. Revealed for the first time is the personal request Mother made of God—which sheds light on her long silence. Here are Mother Angelica’s spiritual battles in her cell—including encounters with the devil—and the unrevealed episodes of hilarity and inspiration. From playing possum (to avoid undesirable visitors to her room), to undertaking a secret trip to the far East, to blessing her nuns as they leave her care to create new monasteries, Mother Angelica’s spunky spirit shines through the narrative. Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence, the touching, climactic coda to the Mother Angelica canon also offers readers the personal testimonies of people around the world who were spiritually transformed by Mother during her long public absence. And for the first time, the author writes movingly of his personal relationship with Mother—the highs and the lows.

Mother Angelica’s Quick Guide

Author: Mother Angelica

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 1682780066

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 338


Join Mother Angelica on a penetrating tour into the sacramental life of the Church. In these pages, Mother Angelica will lead you to discover the spiritual secrets embedded in each of the seven sacraments and how those secrets can help you live the sacramental life to its fullest. Mother Angelica combines the personal reflections of a saintly life with the teachings of a master catechist, providing you with a spiritual handbook that will help you get more out of Holy Communion, expose you to the grace God desperately wants to give you in Confession, the beautiful gifts found only in the Sacrament of Matrimony, and how you can enter into the mystery of Christ in Adoration. Written while embracing the charism of her order which is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, you’ll notice that the words written here are unmistakably Mother’s work, but also unmistakably the work of the Holy Spirit. If you want to understand the many gifts God is offering you through the seven Sacraments, there is no better guide than this book by EWTN’s foundress, Mother Angelica.

Mother Angelica's Private and Pithy Lessons from the Scriptures

Author: Raymond Arroyo

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0385528582

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 2980


The Word is made fresh by the irrepressible Mother Angelica as she personally escorts you through the Scriptures, unearthing lessons for daily living--the perfect companion to the New York Times bestselling Mother Angelica's Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality. The founder of the world's largest religious media empire shares her beloved wit and down-to-earth spirituality in MOTHER ANGELICA'S PRIVATE AND PITHY LESSONS FROM THE SCRIPTURES. Editor Raymond Arroyo draws on hundreds of never-before-released private lessons to present the renowned nun's definitive take on the Good Book. Angelica provides readers with guided meditations, probing personal questions, and reveals an often-overlooked practical spirituality. She doesn't just explain the stories, she relates them to our daily lives, helping even those who've never opened the Bible experience its power and life-altering lessons. The apostles Paul ("the little shrimp"), Peter ("that great bungler") and all the characters of the Scriptures are suddenly human again, complete with their foibles and triumphs. Here is the Greatest Story, newly told as only Mother Angelica can. The Bible and you will never be the same. A portion of the royalties from this book goes to support the work of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery

Mother Angelica's Answers, Not Promises

Author: Mother Angelica

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780671746735

Category: Religion

Page: 254

View: 6756


Meet Mother Angelica, the Franciscan nun whose down to earth advice helps millions through her call-in TV show--whose loving entertaining, sensible insights can revitalize your life! Heart-to-heart, one-on-one, she answers your most difficult questions about loneliness, death, fear, lust, love, faith and sex.

Catholic Women's Rhetoric in the United States

Author: Christina R Pinkston,Elizabethada A Wright

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1793636222

Category:

Page: 350

View: 4951


This collection analyzes the rhetoric used by American Catholic Women of various periods, races, ethnicities, sexualities, and classes. Taken together, the essays reveal a shared ethos of resisting a powerful institution's efforts to silence the women.

Catholic Book Summaries

Author: Matthew Plese

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304032191

Category: Religion

Page: 716

View: 7982


Catholic Book Summaries presents 54 summaries of Catholic books in a concise, clear, and complete manner. With so many books for Catholics to read and understand, Catholic Book Summaries is an attempt to synthesize some of the most well known traditional and contemporary classics for today's Catholics. Meant for Catholics of all ages, this book is your guide to understanding dozens of books in a fraction of the time required to read them all. This is an entire library of ""must read"" Catholic books condensed into one volume. These summaries of the most important Catholic thinkers of all time are not just quick facts. They distill the wisdom of our great Catholic thinkers such as Blessed Cardinal Newman, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Scott Hahn, GK Chesterton and so many more.

Saturday Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 1084

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