Mother Angelica, EWTN founder, evangelist, dies

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, P.C.P.A., known to millions around the world as Foundress of the EWTN Global Catholic 040116motherangelicaNetwork, died peacefully at 5 p.m., Easter Sunday, March 27, surrounded by the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Ala.
Known commonly as Mother Angelica, the nun started the network with $200 and no experience in television. It grew to be the largest Catholic media network in the world. Mother Angelica suffered a stroke in 2009, leaving her unable to speak. Her final years were spent in prayer with her fellow Poor Clares. A Mass of Christian Burial was set for Friday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville.