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Mother Angelica in ‘Delicate’ Condition

Mother Angelica
Mother Angelica

IRONDALE, Ala. (CNS) – In an early morning tweet Feb. 22, the Eternal Word Television Network said its founder, Mother Angelica, remains in a “delicate” condition.

Members of her religious order, the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration at Our Lady of Angels Monastery in Hanceville, asked for prayers for her.

In a new posting on the order’s website,, the Poor Clares extended “a heart-felt thank-you” to all who have been praying for Mother Angelica, who is 92.

“The many cards and promises of prayer she received throughout this past Christmas season were a great consolation and support,” the posting said. “Mother’s condition remains delicate and she receives devoted care day and night by her sisters and nurses.”

“In God’s providence, she was able to receive the special jubilee grace” of passing through the Door of Mercy shortly after its opening for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, it said. “Although she is most often sleeping, from time to time Mother will give a radiant smile. There is no doubt that her heart must be ‘on things above.’”

Last November, a spokesman for the Poor Clares told Catholic News Service, that Mother Angelica was doing as well as could be expected for someone her age who remains partially paralyzed.

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