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I first heard of Mother Angelica when…

mother angelica mini booksI first heard of Mother Angelica in the 1970s when my half-sister, all excited, shoved some “mini-books” into my hands, and exuberantly described Mother Angelica’s ministry. My sister wanted to be a Poor Clare in a Monastery close to my home (didn’t work out, though we visited often), and that was also kind of a connection to Mother Angelica’s Poor Clare spirituality. I would continue to hear of Mother Angelica as the years of my seminary training sped by, but it wasn’t until 1993, a year after my ordination, that I “caught 0n” to just who this extraordinary woman was. That had to do with the fallout of the Stations of the Cross at World Youth Day 1993. I was already quite the troublemaker (hopefully for the good… oh the stories!) but this Mother Angelica event, if you will, confirmed me in my ways. I’m sure you’ve seen this many times now, but I would just like to put it up for old time’s sake. And I wonder if you have any stories of how you first came to know about Mother Angelica.


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