Apr 19, 2013 / 16:00 pm
The Eternal Word Television Network is celebrating the 90th birthday of its foundress, Mother Angelica, on April 20 with 90 hours of programming featuring her wit and wisdom.
"I still marvel at what God accomplished through this great woman, and what continues to be accomplished with the ongoing prayers of Mother Angelica and the nuns," said Michael Warsaw, president and CEO of EWTN, on April 19.
"That a cloistered nun with no experience was able to build a worldwide Catholic media network based in Irondale, Alabama reaffirms my faith every day. It is nothing short of miraculous."
Mother Angelica was born in 1923 to an Italian-American family in Canton, Ohio. She led a difficult childhood marked by the divorce of her parents and her mother's poverty. In her youth, she suffered ptosis of the stomach, which gave her sever pains, but was remarkably cured, after which she devoted herself to God.