Apr 5, 2016 / 11:06 am
Mother Angelica may have had an international television audience, but she also left an impression in her own backyard.
"Her impact, you can feel it, it's here," Sister Teresa of the Leaven of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Hanceville, Ala., where Mother's monastery was located, told CNA. She noted "the support from the whole community, even the other churches around" after Mother Angelica's death on Easter Sunday.
"Everybody loved her. You couldn't help but love her," said Joan Florence, from nearby Cullman, Ala. "She meant so much to all of us here in Coleman. She shared her life with us throughout the whole town."
Florence noted how a bus full of mourners from a Baptist association in Huntsville came to the monastery to pay their respects earlier in the week.