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Mother Angelica, 92, Founder of EWTN, Dies on Easter Sunday


John Burger - published on 03/27/16

Monday, March 28

7 a.m. Memorial Mass from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Irondale, Ala.

2 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet and Litany of the Sacred Heart.

7-8:30 p.m. Special Live Show.

8:30-9:30 p.m. Rosary.

Tuesday, March 29

6 a.m. Divine Office in memoriam.

7 a.m. Mass from Irondale.

10 a.m. Holy Hour in memoriam.

2:30 p.m. Coverage begins with EWTN host Raymond Arroyo.

3-4 p.m. Rite of Reception: Mother Angelica’s body will be received in the Piazza for a procession to the upper church, followed by a Chaplet of Divine Mercy at the shrine. The body will be transferred to the Monastery cloister for private visitation with the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration

7-8:30 p.m. Special Live Show.

8:30-9:30 p.m. Rosary.

Wednesday, March 30

6 a.m. Divine Office in memoriam.

7 a.m. Mass from Irondale.

9:30 a.m. Coverage begins with EWTN host Raymond Arroyo.

10-11 a.m. Public Visitation and Rosary. 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.

2 p.m. Stations of the Cross.

5 p.m. Vespers and the Divine Mercy Chaplet with the Nuns of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery.

7 p.m. Rosary in memoriam and conclusion of public visitation for the day.

8-9:30 p.m. Special Live Shows.

Thursday, March 31

6 a.m. Divine Office in memoriam.

7 a.m. Mass from Irondale.

9:30 a.m. Coverage begins with EWTN host Raymond Arroyo.

10-11 a.m. Public Visitation and Rosary in memoriam.

2 p.m. Holy Hour in memoriam.

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

6-7 p.m. Remembering Mother with EWTN host Raymond Arroyo.

7 – 8:30 p.m. Vigil Service and Rosary. Conclusion of public visitation.
Friday, April 1 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.

11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, Procession 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

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