Abandoned by her father and raised by a mother who struggled with depression, Rita Antoinette Rizzo’s childhood resembled a grim endurance test made worse by the poor health that would plague her for most of her life.Surely, Rita was a most unlikely foundress of a global television network accessible to hundreds of millions of households.Those who place all their trust in five-year plans cooked up by business consultants would likely dismiss Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation’s source of strength — an unequivocal dependence on divine Providence.“Audacity was her strategy,” noted Mother Angelica’s obituary in The Wall Street Journal. “Se embarked on projects — whether building monasteries or TV studios — before lining up the funding and expertise.“A poster in her print shop read: ‘We don’t know what we’re doing, but we’re getting good at it.’ She relied on God as her mentor and venture capitalist.”

Source: NCRegister | The Audacity of Mother Angelica

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