Mar 31, 2016 / 18:33 pm
The life of EWTN foundress Mother Angelica was a testament to St. Paul's teaching that "God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong," preached the celebrant of vespers at a prayer vigil offered for her repose.
"How we do need to interpret" Mother Angelica's life, Fr. Anthony Mary, MFVA, preached, "is if we're going to boast in anything, the boast of Mother Angelica was not herself. The boast of Mother Angelica was always Jesus Christ."
Fr. Anthony Mary preached at Thursday evening's solemn vespers for Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN and abbess emerita of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, as she lay in repose in the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama. Mother Angelica passed away Easter Sunday, March 27.
The vespers were followed by a prayer vigil for Mother Angelica celebrated by Bishop Robert Joseph Baker of Birmingham.