Miraculous Cure of Rita Rizzo - Mother Angelica of EWTN



Above photo is Mother Angelica (fourth on right) with Rhoda Wise.



This excerpt is from [this] biography on Rhoda Wise. The Miraculuos Cure of Rita Rizzo [Mother Angelica of EWTN]- Along with the many pilgrims came more cures. Surely the most well known healing was that of Rita Francis Rizzo, now known as Mother Angelica, the Foundress of Eternal Word Television Network [EWTN]. In January of 1943 when Mother Angelica was nineteen she suffered from a painful condition known as "dropped" stomach. The story of her healing is recounted in the book "Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles” by Raymond Arroyo.

To summarise the story, the young Rita Rizzo [Mother Angelica] was at her wits end because of the pain in her stomach. She was brought to Rhoda on January 8, 1943. Rhoda gave her a Novena prayer to St Therese to recite, asking the intercession of St. Therese. On the last day of the Novena to St Therese, Sunday January 17, Rita Rizzo woke up in the middle of the night with a strong, sharp pains in her stomach -"It seemed that something was pulling my stomach out", she later claimed. When she woke up later that Sunday morning, she immediatly thought of putting on the corset around her waist, which helped to avert the pain, but she "heard" and inner voice telling her to get up and she then realised that she was miraculously cured. She looked into the mirror and indeed the bluish color around her waist and also the bulging lump on her lower abdomen was gone. Over the many passing decades the stomach problem has never returned.

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