EWTN is not a radio station I completely condone but for a few years it has helped me get through the nights. On Easter Sunday the foundress of this awesome form of christian communication, which started in a garage, died after a long struggle with ongoing pain and illness. She was stalwart to the last and suffered greatly on Good Friday because of physical pain. It is noted that this was due to (a) broken bone(s) in her body due to being bed ridden for so long. She was surrounded by her spiritual daughters and priests in her final hours. Hers was a life of physical and psychological suffering. Even though one may not have agreed on the issues she was so outspoken about one had to admire her sense of commitment and conviction. She was much loved by thousands, criticised by perhaps even more but she was a doer and she worked ceaselessly driven by a passion to evangelise the world. She recognised her country’s ability to irrationalise christian doctrine and culture.
Through her television talk shows when she was still able to speak before an audience she inspired and consoled lost and lonely people. She comforted and with her spicy sense of humour encouraged a laugh and at worst at least a smile for the broken hearted.
I know that she has been redeemed as promised to those who hold their faith so strongly yet so delicately in their hands. She has been rewarded for her efforts with humanity in all its forms. She inspired people to do better. She was an example to those who came from impoverished backgrounds…herself a victim of poverty and with no great education to flaunt.
I FERVENTLY PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF HER SOUL. THE WORLD HAS LOST ONE OF THE FEW AND LAST GREAT CATHOLIC SOULS.