EWTN FOUNDRESS MOTHER ANGELICA HOSPITALIZED
Irondale, AL - Mother Mary Angelica, Foundress and Chairman Emeritus of EWTN Global Catholic Network was hospitalized in Birmingham on Monday after suffering a second stroke at her Monastery in Hanceville. Mother Angelica was hospitalized in September for what doctors called a mild stoke that affected her left eye and the nerves on the left side of her face.
On Christmas Eve, Mother Angelica underwent a surgical procedure to remove a blood clot from her brain. She came through the surgery well, but remains in intensive care.
Mother Angelica, a Poor Clare Nun of Perpetual Adoration, founded EWTN more than 20 years ago. Today the network is the largest religious media organization in the world, reaching more than 70 million households on cable television and by direct broadcast satellite. In addition, the network's programming is satellite delivered to AM and FM radio stations in the U.S. and abroad and via worldwide short wave radio. EWTN also maintains an active presence on the Internet (www.ewtn.com).
Editors: Photo caption: Bishop Robert J. Baker of Birmingham (center) bestows a framed Cross of Honor and certificate for distinguished service to the Church and to the Pope to Sister Margaret Mary (right), who received the award on behalf of EWTN Foundress Mother Mary Angelica while Deacon Bill Steltemeier (left), Chairman of EWTN’s Board of Governors, who also received an award, looks on.