And the First Annual Mother Angelica Award Goes To...

Posted 08.11.21 in Spirit News

Award Honors Witnesses To God’s Providence And the New Evangelization

August 15 was an extra special day for EWTN. Not only was it the Solemnity of the Assumption but it was also the 40th Anniversary of EWTN’s launch, by a beloved and inspirational founder, Mother Angelica. The first ever, Mother Angelica award ceremony was broadcast on EWTN Radio Sunday at 7 p.m. Central. The winner was Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., pictured below on the left with EWTN Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw.

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Learn more about Mother Angelica’s life and mission for Catholic radio and TV here: MOTHER ANGELICA

“Not long after Mother’s death, I felt very strongly that there needed to be some recognition, created in her name, that would honor individuals who, by their lives and service, have advanced the cause of the New Evangelization, just as Mother did throughout her life.” Warsaw said. “Through the years, we’ve been blessed to have so many incredible people work with us, people who like Mother herself, have been witnesses to God’s Providence in all they have done in service to the Church. And so we created The Mother Angelica Award. This annual presentation will recognize individuals who, like Mother Angelica, seek to bring others to a deeper knowledge of God’s love and trust in His Providence.”

Mother Angelica famously said:

“You want to do something for the Lord…do it! Whatever you feel needs to be done, even though you’re shaking in your boots, you’re scared to death – take the first step forward. The grace comes with that one step and you get the grace as you step. Being afraid is not a problem; it’s doing nothing when you’re afraid. ….You know what faith is? Faith is one foot on the ground, one foot in the air, and a queasy feeling in the stomach.”