Mother Angelica, the foundress of the Catholic TV channel Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), passed away on Easter Sunday, March 27. She was 92.
“In passing to eternal life, Mother Angelica leaves behind a legacy of holiness and commitment to the New Evangelization that should inspire us all,” said Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus. “I was honored to know and be able to assist Mother Angelica during the early days of EWTN. Over the years, that relationship grew, and today the Knights of Columbus and EWTN partner regularly on important projects.”
“Mother Angelica was fearless because she had God on her side,” Anderson added. “She saw what he needed her to do, and she did it! She transformed the world of Catholic broadcasting and brought the Gospel to far corners of our world. That witness of faith was unmistakable to anyone who met and worked with her, and generations of Catholics have and will continue to be formed by her vision and her ‘Yes’ to God’s will.”
Mother Angelica launched EWTN in 1981, but largely retired from TV in the early 2000s. She had been in ill health since 2001, when she suffered a series of strokes. Last month, her order announced that she was in a "delicate" condition. EWTN is now available in over 140 countries.
Rest in peace, Mother Angelica.