Mother Angelica “truly cast fire upon the earth” and her enormous achievements offer encouragement to those who have had difficult upbringings and come from broken homes, Cardinal George Pell said at a memorial Mass for EWTN’s foundress.
Addressing a packed St. Anne’s church in the Vatican Friday evening — at exactly the same time as Mother Angelica’s funeral in Hanceville, Al. — Cardinal Pell recalled the life of the Poor Clare nun, praising her for her “courage and faith”.
Abandoned by her father when she was five, Mother Angelica was brought up in poverty by her mother who suffered from depression, Cardinal Pell recalled. She also did poorly at school. “Her life story brings a message...READ MORE