Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation – In Memoriam

March 28, 2016

April 20, 1923 – March 27, 2016

Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, PCPA passed peacefully from this life at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 at about 5:00 pm CST, in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, surrounded by the prayers and love of her spiritual daughters, sons and dear friends. Throughout these past five decades, Mother has counseled and exhorted millions of souls to do what she sought to do so faithfully; live with God in the present moment and to spend herself entirely in His service. Thank you for your prayers for this courageous daughter of the Church and your support of our community. May our beloved Mother Angelica, Abbess Emerita, foundress of EWTN and Our Lady of the Angels Monastery and spouse of Jesus Christ, enter through the Mercy of God into the eternal glory prepared for those who love Him.

Schedule of Memorial Events for Mother Mary Angelica, P.C.P.A.

Tuesday, March 29

3 PM: Rite of Reception of Mother Angelica’s Body.

Mother Angelica’s body will be received in a ceremony and escorted through the Piazza of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Upon conclusion of the Procession, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayed in the Shrine’s Upper Church and the body will be transferred to the Monastery Cloister for private visitation with the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration.

Wednesday, March 30
10 AM: Rosary in Memoriam and Public Visitation.

A public rosary will be led by Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA in the Upper Church of the Shrine. Upon conclusion of the Rosary, a public visitation will begin.

7 PM: Rosary in Memoriam and Conclusion of Public Visitation.

Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, MFVA will lead a Rosary in the Upper Church of the Shrine to conclude Public Visitation for the day.

Thursday, March 31

10 AM: Rosary in Memoriam and Public Visitation.

A public rosary will be led by Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA in the Upper Church of the Shrine. Upon conclusion of the Rosary, a public visitation will begin.

5 PM: Solemn Vespers.

Evening Prayer will be chanted by the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word, the Community of Religious Men founded by Mother Angelica.

7 PM: Vigil Service and Rosary at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament will be led by Bishop Robert J. Baker of Birmingham.

Music will be performed by a Schola composed of the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius in Chicago. The Homilist will be Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA.

Friday, April 1

11 AM: Mass of Christian Burial and Rite of Committal.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Shrine’s Upper Church by bishops and clergy from around the world. The homilist will be Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, MFVA. The Mass will conclude with a Procession carrying Mother Angelica’s body through the Shrine’s Piazza and into the Crypt. The procession will be followed by the Rite of Committal and interment in the Crypt Chapel.

Because of limited seating capacity, admission to the Shrine for the funeral Mass will be by invitation only. The public may participate directly outside, in the Shrine’s piazza. For a complete schedule of all memorial events and programming information, visit www.ewtn.com.

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