Synopses & Reviews
In 1981, a simple nun, using merely her entrepreneurial instincts and $200, launched what would become the worlds largest religious media empire in the garage of a Birmingham, Alabama, monastery. Under her guidance, the Eternal Word Television Network grew at a staggering pace, both in viewership and in influence, to where it now reaches over a hundred million viewers in hundreds of countries around the globe.
Raymond Arroyo combines his journalists objectivity and eye for detail with more than five years of exclusive interviews with Mother Angelica. He traces Mother Angelicas tortured rise to success and exposes for the first time the fierce opposition she faced, both outside and inside of her church.
This is the extraordinary saga of a cloistered nun who used her instincts and $200 to launch the world's first Catholic cable channel. What began in the garage of an Alabama monastery is now the Eternal World Television Network, reaching more than 184 million viewers worldwide.
About the Author
RAYMOND ARROYO is the news director and lead anchor at EWTNews. As host of the international newsmagazine, The World Over Live, he is seen in more than 110 million households each week. Arroyo has worked at the Associated Press, the New York Observer, and for the political columnist team of Evans and Novak. His writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the National Review, the Financial Times, and other publications. He has been featured on the Today show, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, and various cable outlets, where he frequently comments on matters of culture and faith. He lives in New Orleans with his wife and three children.