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Mother Angelica

American Franciscan nun

Died when: 92 years 342 days (1115 months)
Star Sign: Taurus


Mother Angelica

Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation PCPA (born Rita Antoinette Rizzo;April 20, 1923 – March 27, 2016), also known as Mother Angelica, was an American Roman Catholic nun of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration.

She was best known for the television show Mother Angelica Live.She was the founder of the international broadcast cable television network Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and the radio network WEWN.

EWTN became a voice for Catholics worldwide.In 1981, Angelica started broadcasting religious programs from a converted garage in Birmingham, Alabama.

Over the next twenty years, she developed a media network that included radio, TV, and internet channels as well as print media.

Angelica hosted shows on EWTN until she had a stroke in 2001.She continued to live in the cloistered monastery in Hanceville, Alabama, until her death in 2016.

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