Friday, June 30, 2006
"Mother Angelica" by Raymond Arroyo

Last night I just finished "Mother Angelica" by Raymond Arroyo. At approximately 320 pages, it took me a significant amount of time because of work and other things that forced me to put the book down. Overall, the book was good. I really respect Mother Angelica now. Before reading this, I never thought about everything she experienced and did in her life.

She came from a poor family and just barely survived. As a child, she was miraculously healed through the intercession of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Mother Angelica entered a Canton Convent even though her mother strongly disapproved. Later on, it took tremendous work just to establish her convent in Indiana. Then she worked to spread the Gospel through writing. After all of this came EWTN and the world's first Catholic shortwave radio station called WEWN. She went further and created another convent in 13th Century style. All of this was done trusting in God. She started off with nothing with each project and left the rest to God. For that she encountered much debate and problems mainly from several liberal US bishops.

If you are a fan of EWTN, this book is a must read.  If you don't have the time but want to learn more about the book, check out the CatechismClass Book Summary on "Mother Angelica".

3 comment(s):

del_button June 30, 2006 at 9:42 PM
Anonymous said...

I've been wanting to read that for a long time... also Moneybags, do you watch EWTNs LIfe on the Rock?

del_button June 30, 2006 at 9:51 PM
Matthew said...

Yes, I try to watch "Life on the Rock". I watched it today. I also like watching Fr. Benedict Groeschel's "Sunday Night Live". I always watch EWTN for special programming like papal visits. It's my favorite channel.

Do you watch EWTN a lot too?

del_button June 3, 2009 at 12:19 PM
Leticia said...

Nice short review of the book. I think the convents you referred to were in Ohio, not Indiana.

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