Last Sunday, Easter Sunday, Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, entered into eternal life. The outpouring of condolences reached across the globe. For numerous days on social media, Mother Angelica was “trending.” Priests, bishops, religious, and even Pope Francis mentioned her during one his speeches. Yet, the most shocking response came from the mainstream media, who had to take notice and report on her death because it was as if the earth itself shook in response to her death as well as the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In my own little part of the Catholic world, I wrote a blog post that attracted more views in 48 hours than any other post I had written before in the same amount of time. The title of the post is 12 Sayings of Mother Angelica that Made Me Laugh Out Loud. The title was not meant to be clickbait, but literally what each and every one of those sayings did to me – they made me laugh out loud! On my Twitter page during the week, I wrote, “You know #MotherAngelica had a big influence on the Catholic Church when a silent #BenedictXVI reacts to her death. #Catholic #ewtnMA.”
If it wasn’t for Mother Angelica and EWTN, I personally think that many of us who engage the world through the media and social media would be at a complete disadvantage. Thank the Good Lord Jesus Christ for her and EWTN.
Now with this being said, let’s focus on today’s “Mondays with Mary”, which is essentially a 50-minute video I pulled from YouTube of Mother Angelica talking the importance of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this video, you will hear Mother speak about baseball, yes baseball, which is great since today is part 2 of Opening Day 2016.
She will also speak on Our Lady’s Holiness, Mary as the Mother of God, the Immaculate Conception and the words in Luke, “Full of Grace.” She speaks of the importance of the Visitation, when Mary goes to visit her kinswoman who is carrying the forbearer of Jesus Christ, St. John the Baptist. Lastly, she focuses on the Flight into Egypt where Mother says Mary never lost her faith in God nor did she lose sight of him.
If you have been reading my “Mondays with Mary” since the inception of the series or if you are a new follower of my blog, you know or will know soon that I have covered and written about these topics in the past. It’s my hope that not only will you share today’s post on Mary, but that you will go into the series to read and share some of the other blog posts I have done in the past. The 4th anniversary and the 200th blog post in the series are quickly approaching on May 2.
O Blessed Virgin Mary, Theotokos…Pray For Us.
Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation…Pray For Us.
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