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This is the extraordinary saga of a cloistered nun who used her instincts and $200 to launch the world's first Catholic cable channel. What began in the garage of an Alabama monastery is now the Eternal World Television Network, reaching more than 184 million viewers worldwide.
In this religious biography, journalist Raymond Arroyo tells the life story of the Roman Catholic nun, Mother Angelica, who founded the enormously successful Eternal Word Television Network on cable television. Arroyo chronicles the humble Ohio beginnings and difficult upbringing of Rita Rizzo, who, following God's answers to her prayers for relief from her physical ailments, pursued her religious calling, joining the Poor Clares, a monastic order. Mother Angelica later founded her own monastery in Alabama, established the EWTN, and saw it prosper, thanks to her business acumen. Eventually, Mother Angelica was named by Time magazine as one of the most influential Catholic women in America. The portrait of her in Arroyo's book is of a tenacious woman whose religious faith recalls the saints of old--and whose business skills are a match for today's entrepreneurs.
A portrait of Mother Angelica describes the influential nun's youth, her dedication to a cloistered order of Franciscan nuns, and her creation of the powerful, multimillion-dollar Eternal World Television Network. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.