Mother Angelica, foundress of the EWTN Global Catholic Network, died at 5 p.m. CDT, Easter Sunday, March 27, surrounded by the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama.
She spoke ;in the media ;about God and the Catholic Church in a new way: On August 15 1981, she launched EWTN into the homes of 60,000 viewers for four hours a day. Today, it has grown to encompass over 230 million viewers in over 140 countries. ;
In addition to the Eternal Word Television Network and Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Mother Angelica also founded the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word, a religious community of men based in Irondale.