Sunday, March 27, 2016

RITA RIZZO, AKA, MOTHER MARY ANGELIC DEAD! REQUISCAT IN PACE!




Mother was/is perhaps the most influential person in modern Catholicism, male or female. And she never aspired to be a woman priest! She died on Easter Sunday, today at the age of 92. Requiescat in Pace!

I am sure her Requiem will be quite beautiful and I pray in the EF!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

God bless Mother.

Carol H. said...

Mother Angelica taught me more about the Catholic Faith than any other individual person. I believe that she is responsible for the return of Eucharistic Adoration and the love of Latin in the Mass. I miss her dearly and pray for the repose of her soul, but I do not think it is a coincidence that she left us on Resurrection Sunday.

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace! Amen.

TJM said...

Requiesciat in Pace, Mater Angelica

Jenny said...

Thanks so much for letting us know, Fr. I'll never forget your appearance on her show to explain the process of renovating MHT parish church. I taped it (back then just VCR taping was available!), and have played it many times for others here. She was ill as I recall, and Jeff Cavins filled in for her. I'm sure that was unexpected, but you certainly rose to the challenge! So many good memories, and such blessings pored on us over the years. How fitting she passed on Easter Sunday!!
Eternal rest grant to her oh Lord...

George said...

Is there any better day to pass from this life than Easter Sunday? To my mind, Mother Angelica and Pope St John Paul II were the most influential Catholics of the last forty years. Her story is truly amazing. All those of faith become instruments of God, in some way or another, to accomplish His Holy will , in ways large and small, according to His Divine plan and their co-operation with His grace. With certain ones, what is accomplished is truly great and above what one would have expected from a merely human perspective of judgment. Their life, and what they were able to do, testifies in a remarkable and extraordinary way to the truth of the Faith and the greatness of God. Such a one is Mother Angelica.

Mallen said...

Eternal rest grant unto her, o Lord....
How wonderful that she went to the Lord on Easter! It can't be a coincidence, just as Pope St. John Paull II entered eternal life on the vigil of Divine Mercy.

Mallen

Fr. Michael J. Kavanaugh said...

May she rest in peace.

Another notable Easter Sunday death - coincidence ? - was Pere Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ, in 1955.

"And so we can now say that the goal of worship and the goal of creation as a whole are one and the same—divinization, a world of freedom and love. But this means that the historical makes its appearance in the cosmic. The cosmos is not a kind of closed building, a stationary container in which history may by chance take place. It is itself movement, from its one beginning to its one end. In a sense, creation is history. Against the background of the modern evolutionary world view, Teilhard de Chardin depicted the cosmos as a process of ascent, a series of unions. From very simple beginnings the path leads to ever greater and more complex unities, in which multiplicity is not abolished but merged into a growing synthesis, leading to the “Noosphere”, in which spirit and its understanding embrace the whole and are blended into a kind of living organism. Invoking the epistles to the Ephesians and Colossians, Teilhard looks on Christ as the energy that strives toward the Noosphere and finally incorporates everything in its “fullness’. From here Teilhard went on to give a new meaning to Christian worship: the transubstantiated Host is the anticipation of the transformation and divinization of matter in the christological "fullness". In his view, the Eucharist provides the movement of the cosmos with its direction; it anticipates its goal and at the same time urges it on." - Pope Benedict XVI, "The Spirit of the Liturgy"

George said...


What Pere Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said in his theology about the eventual divinization of matter was substantial but not consubstantial.