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Before we ring in 2017, a look back at some of our favorite pieces, and some worthies you may have missed

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5) Mother Angelica: The Legacy of a Life Well-Lived by Elizabeth Scalia
A look back at the death of a powerful abbess

Illustrated with intimate images taken by photographer Jeff Bruno, a month after her death Aleteia looked back at a remarkable farewell:

Here we see those final farewells, and how the legacy of one fervent and determined nun lives on in her community, is reflected in a daughter’s face, closed in prayer yet without the contortions of hopeless grief. Instead there is tranquility in a tender moment, and a sense of purpose and perseverance and surety — because these nuns possess “the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen” that is faith, and so they will go on, living lives of prayer, adoration and sacrifice, for the sake of the world.

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