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Mother Angelica's Last Moments:
On Easter Sunday, March 27th at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, close to 5 PM, Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, PCPA passed peacefully from this life to God. During the final weeks, days and moments of her earthly life, Mother was surrounded by the love, prayers and devoted care of her Sisters, Friars, Knights, faithful nurses and many, many friends. She was regularly fortified by the Sacraments, and the Mass for Easter Sunday was celebrated at her bedside just hours before she went to her eternal home.
Mother certainly lived by faith in Divine Providence throughout her life, and even here on earth her confident trust was rewarded time and time again. From the first years in Irondale to the sufferings of her final illness, God worked in amazing ways through her faith that God would do the miraculous if only she would be willing to do the ridiculous. In the words of Psalm 23, the Father’s goodness [followed her] all the days of [her] life. Near the end of her life, shortly after the opening of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, our sisters accompanied Mother through the Jubilee Doors here at the monastery singing the Year of Mercy theme song, so that she could obtain the special indulgence.
Thank you for all the prayers you have offered for Mother Angelica. Her passing on the great day of the Resurrection of the Lord is a gift. As Jesus promised to go and prepare a place for us before His passion, without doubt, He has prepared a glorious place for his faithful spouse and servant, one that is beyond what eye has [seen] or ear has [heard]. As Mother once prayed: Mary, my Mother, teach me how to love Jesus and how to be like Him. Guide me in the path of holiness and defend me from the enemy. Tell Jesus I love Him and tell the Father I long to be with Him. May she rest in the peace and everlasting joy of the Risen Lord Jesus.
Quotes of Mother Angelica
“It is because Jesus suffered and we unite our pain to His, that suffering changes and transforms us. Only in eternity shall we see the beauty of the soul, and only then shall we realize what great things were accomplished by interior suffering.”
“Never lose sight of the fact that you are beloved of God.”
“Everything depends on the Lord: our salvation, our hope, our love. Everything.”
“God has our entire lives in the palm of His Loving Hand. We can rest secure about our past, present and future – for He loves us.”