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Keith R. Aronson - associate director, Social Science Research Institute, Penn State University Park

Book Title: Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles

Author: Raymond Arroyo

Book Description:

Mother Angelica grew up poor and uneducated in Canton, Ohio. She had it rough (e.g., dysfunctional family, numerous physical problems, poor self-esteem, socially disconnected). Let us just say that she overcame these many challenges with hard work, faith, and a good deal of stubbornness. She founded a monastery and later the Eternal Word Television Network which is in 148 million homes. She's been called the most influential Catholic woman in America. Not bad for someone from such humble means.

I came from humble means, but with hard work, faith, and a good dose of stubbornness I've done some good things. So much more to be done though. Oy vey!


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