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CAC Message from EWTN's Joan Lewis
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After the Mass veteran Vatican journalist Joan Lewis, Rome Bureau Chief for EWTN and former employee of the Holy See Press Office's Vatican Information Service, recalled the moment when she was "commissioned" by Mother Angelica after accepting the job as bureau chief.
While Mother was already speechless after suffering a debilitating stroke, Lewis told CNA that she approached Mother, who was in a wheelchair, and knelt down so the two could look each other in the face. "It was very moving for me because although she couldn't talk, she blessed my ears, my mouth, my hands and my eyes, so that I would use all of those to do what she had done for so many years, which was to bring the Word of the Lord, the teachings of the Church to the world," Lewis said. "So it was her example, even when she couldn't speak, that really infused in me the desire to go ahead and do her work," she said, explaining that Mother Angelica was particularly inspiring for what she did as a woman. "What a wonderful woman courage she was, of vision, of foresight, a person who just didn't let obstacles get in her way," Lewis said, noting that at the time, women in the United States often still hit "a glass ceiling." "If you were a woman, you couldn't go any higher - you would hit this glass, but un-seen ceiling," she said, but recalled that with Mother Angelica, "she never sensed that. There was never a barrier to whom or how she could tell the truth, and I try and remember that when I write." Referring to Archbishop Fisichella's homily, Lewis said his decision to quote Mother's phrase that "faith sets you out on the path, hope keeps you going, and love brings you to the end," was particularly moving.
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Ms. Lewis is the Rome Bureau Chief for EWTN covering the Vatican since 2005. She is a graduate of St. Mary's College of Notre Dame, Indiana and earned a Diploma from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. She writes a daily blog, "Joan's Rome," records daily radio news links, a weekend radio show "Vatican Insider," and occasional TV appearances. She was previously with the Holy See, where she was named to a number of Holy See delegations to United Nations conferences. Ms. Lewis is a Dame of the Order of St. Sylvester - named by Pope Benedict on June 24, 2005; Dame of the Constantinian Order of St. George and President of the Parish Council at Santa Susanna's Church in Rome.
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LISTEN: Father Lally is interviewed by EWTN Radio's Joan Lewis for Vatican Insider.
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CLASSIC AUDIO: Father Lally is interviewed by EWTN Radio's Joan Lewis for Vatican Insider show