Thursday, March 31, 2016
Pray for (Not To) Mother Angelica

On Easter Sunday, March 27th, Mother Angelica passed from this world to the next.  Mother Angelica was a well known Catholic figure and the founder of EWTN.  Over the years on the air, Mother Angelica spoke against a myriad of liturgical abuses and liberal practices in the Mainstream Church; though never fully committing to the Traditional Mass exclusively, she was recognized as a supporter of it and a staunch conservative in the Church.

As we remember the life of Mother Angelica and as her body lies in Hanceville, AL now, it is important to remember that we should pray for the repose of her soul.  I have seen a large number of Catholics on Facebook pressing for her immediate canonization and even praying to her.

If Mother Angelica was alive, I'm sure that she would be reminding us to pray for the souls of the deceased - including her own.  We can never assume anyone is a saint unless they have been validly and infallibly canonized by the Supreme Pontiff.  If Mother Angelica's soul is in purgatory to pay off any remaining debt she may owe to the Divine Justice, it is a grievous error for us not to help her pay off that debt.

So please join me in praying for the repose of the soul of Mother Angelica - not praying for her immediate canonization.  Remember, God does not waste our prayers. If her soul is in Heaven, our prayers are simply applied to the relief of a soul who is in Purgatory.

Prayers for the Repose of Mother Angelica's Soul:

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis. Te decet hymnus, Deus, in Sion, et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem. Exaudi orationem meam, ad te omnis care veniet. Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Grant them eternal rest, Lord, and let perpetual light shine on them. You are praised, God, in Zion, and homage will be paid to You in Jerusalem.
Hear my prayer, to You all flesh will come.
Grant them eternal rest, Lord, and let perpetual light shine on them.

1 comment(s):

del_button April 1, 2016 at 3:39 PM
Anonymous said...

Absolutely! Mother would want us to pray for her. In fact, I have no doubt that she would insist on it.

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