The other day I chatted for a bit with Raymond Arroyo of EWTN, who stopped at our table at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. When I got home from DC, I found waiting for me a copy of his new book about Mother Angelica.
Grand silence… that is a churchy term which refers to the silence imposed on religious communities during the night after the ringing of a particular bell. Think about it: grand silence… religious life… a stroke… work that still needs to be done….
Raymond provides some amazing new material about Mother, including details about a trip she made to the far East after she had her stroke and about torments by the Devil in her cell.
Mother was an amazing woman and she accomplished so much of great benefit to many.
Here is an important point: some of the proceeds of the sales will go to supper Mother’s community of sisters.
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Raymond also interviewed an interesting Catholic author, N.D. Wilson:
The author wanted to create a mythos for American children. So much magnificent literature comes from English authors. Perhaps an American mythos is needed?
He works real evil into his books for children, he wants to scare, because children need to get it. He wants to equip kids for reality.