In a moving, dramatic conclusion to his four "New York Times"-bestselling Mother Angelica books, Arroyo completes the saga of this singular nun with his most intimate book yet. Revealed for the first time is the personal request Mother made of God which sheds light on her long silence.
Known worldwide through her EWTN network, MOther Angelica presents a book of timeless wisdom and practical insights drawn from her deep faith and personal suffering and experience. Her answers to life's dilemmas, large and small, are a sure source of inspiration for all.
How can I experience God? What are His angels like? What will I know, feel, and sense in Heaven? In these insightful pages, Mother Angelica answers these and countless more otherworldly questions – not Mother Angelica the teacher, but Mother Angelica the mystic. These pages are the fruit of her intense, lifelong Eucharistic contemplation, and were written in the hundreds of hours she spent in adoration of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Out of Her communion with Jesus have come these mystical insights into the nature of God, the experience of Heaven, and the active work of His holy angels. Mother Angelica’s meditations on God, His home, and His angels will open vistas of God’s creation that few have ever experienced. Mother Angelica on God, His Home, and His Angels is a unique experience, an irreplaceable vision, and an unparalleled lesson in what the human spirit is capable of when it is totally open to God.
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.
The Kingdom of Heaven is a place of indescribable beauty, where all pain, suffering, and tears cease, and the Triune God sits on His Throne surrounded by magnificent angels proclaiming and blessing His Holy Name without end. Mother Angelica, celebrated Foundress of EWTN Global Catholic Network, brings clarity to the enigma of eternal life with God and pours light upon the greatest mystery of all – Heaven itself – in these insightful pages. Death, she explains, is not so much a judgement as a revealing light. The mysteries of Scripture open up to us, and we come to see God as He Really is. Our virtues become clear for all to see, and we suddenly understand the role we played in the salvation of others. We have a myriad of questions about the Heavenly Realm: Is Heaven an actual place, or just a state of being? Will we see our family and friends there? Will our joy there be continuous and everlasting, or will it fade? Mother Angelica answers these questions with uncommon intuition. A place of happiness cannot be a place of idleness., Mother explains, so she reveals the work that is not labor that God will task you with once you’re there in His Kingdom. With this delightful page-turner you will also learn: • What happens to our souls when they separate from our bodies. • The three qualities of our resurrected bodies. • What Our Lord meant when He said, “There are many rooms in my Father’s House.” • The three elements that make up our souls – and how they align with faith, hope, and love. • How the memory in our souls enables us to remember family.
As Mother Angelica spent time in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, she’d write down insights she was given on the life of Jesus and His Immaculate Mother. Those insights have now been collected in this first-of-its-kind volume, bringing you to a deeper appreciation for the life story of Our Lady, the personality of Jesus, the depths of His love, the Beatitudes, and His Sacred Heart. With Mother Angelica as your guide, you will not only come to know Our Lord and His Mother in an intimate way, you will understand the essential messages they deliver to you and to the rest of the world. This is a perfect companion to provide you with material to meditate on before or after Mass, during Adoration, or simply during a quiet time of prayer during the busy day.
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.
Mother Angelica revolutionized Catholic media and popularized the universal call to holiness, bringing this fundamental Catholic teaching to generations of the faithful. Here is the essence of Mother’s thought on this topic, presented in ways that only she can teach. It’s Mother Angelica at her best—as teacher and mother—informing you about holiness while deftly but gently guiding you along the narrow path to sanctity. Imbued with all that Mother learned from her decades in cloistered religious life as well as from her ventures in mass media, these pages will help you grow quickly in love of Christ and His Church. Mother Angelica’s Guide to Practical Holiness: essential reading for every Catholic who is seeking holiness in our difficult times.
Presents an inspirational compendium of spiritual wisdom, insights, whimsical reflections, and straightforward advice, culled from never-before-seen interviews, lessons, and broadcasts, along with a collection of original prayers and personal photographs. 100,000 first printing.
For the first time, you can pray with a woman who has transformed the lives of millions around the world. This precious collection gives readers a chance to experience the personal, daily, spiritual practice of Mother Angelica. Seen by millions each day on the television network she founded, Mother Angelica is one of the most trusted and beloved religious figures of our time. Her words of wisdom about the spiritual life have been broadcast throughout the world on EWTN and have become New York Times bestselling books. For Mother the act of prayer is an unceasing daily conversation with the Divine—one that has been a source of inspiration and solace for nearly seven decades. Now Mother Angelica shares a lifetime of her private prayers and devotions so that you can experience and utter the very words that have shaped her incredible life. This treasury of material, much of it never before published, includes: * A complete prayer journal composed during Mother’s personal dark night of the soul * Handwritten meditations offered to her sisters * Two moving versions of the Stations of the Cross composed for her community * Devotions and petitions from her early religious life Throughout, Mother Angelica’s humor, warmth, and wisdom shine through. More than a collection of prayers, this special volume is an intimate portrait of one of the world’s great women of faith. For devoted fans of Mother Angelica as well as for those just coming to know her, this inspiring guide will be a cherished companion along each step of the path to holiness.