From the Heart with Mother Angelica
Mother Angelica was known for speaking from the heart, telling the faithful exactly what they needed to hear to follow Jesus. This series perfectly captures her profound, inspired insights.
RESTING IN GOD
How did Jesus believe we should observe the Sabbath? Mother explains that in Mark’s gospel, Jesus says he is Lord, and wants his disciples to draw closer to him on that day. Psalm 46 says God is our refuge and strength.
OUR UNION WITH GOD
Mother offers Scriptural passages on living in union with God. John notes the disciples reward depends on abiding in God and loving one another as he loved us. The Psalms encourage us to walk in the ways of the Lord.
VALUES AND DIGNITY OF CHRISTIAN LIVING
Mother Angelica speaks from the heart about being different, and the sacramental value of living in the present moment. We learn that two or more agreeing in prayer is how our Father in heaven hears and answers us.
TEMPERING JUDGMENT WITH MERCY FOR UNITY
God has such beautiful things to give us if we honor him in our decisions. Mother Angelica has insights about people playing God, exercising judgment, offering mixed mercy, serving unity and making good decisions.
RESPONDING TO GOD’S CALL TO EVANGELIZATION
Using Scripture passages from Isaiah, Mark and Matthew, Mother Angelica offers inspired insights and unique wisdom about being chosen, dealing with fear, responding to God’s call and serving him in evangelization.
FAMILIES ARE CALLED TO HOLINESS
Mother Angelica talks about why some stay away from God, and how we can encourage them to return to church, encounter the saints, discover spirituality, and come to know the divine indwelling as God living within us.
HUNGER AND THIRST FOR GOD AND HUMOR
Mother speaks about the importance of hunger and thirst for God, and cites passages from John, Matthew and Colossians that illustrate her point about the gift of the Holy Spirit, and God’s power over all things.
WALKING WITH JESUS AND THE CALL TO HOLINESS
Mother speaks about the call to holiness in Luke 24:13-16. While walking and talking with Jesus, two disciples did not recognize Him due to their lack of belief in his full mission to suffer to enter into true glory.
FEELINGS, PRAYER AND DEATH
Today’s lesson is on the role of feelings in our prayer. Jesus teaches his disciples to pray always so as not to lose heart, and the feelings will fall in line. When we pray, we seek to do the good God wants us to do.
MORAL VALUES AND WEDGES OF THE ENEMY
Jesus teaches us not to judge others of what we are guilty of ourselves, and to remove our blind spots to truly be able to help others. Today, Mother helps us discover the wedges the enemy places in our path to God.
ANXIOUS MOMENTS AND UNSEEN MIRACLES
No one knows more about unexpected miracles than Mother Angelica. Today, she teaches about the importance of trusting in the Lord during anxious moments, and thanking God for the unseen miracles he gives us every day.
SPIRITUAL WARFARE AND BALANCE
Mother Angelica provides insights into encountering spiritual warfare in life and finding balance in the spiritual life. The body is to be used to love truly, rightly, doing all things for love of God with a pure heart.
JOY IN SUFFERING AND POVERTY OF SPIRIT
Mother uses Scripture to explain how we must find joy in suffering and poverty of spirit. James encourages us to count trials as joys. Matthew teaches that the poor in spirit will inherit the kingdom here on earth.
HOLY WOMEN AND THE WAY OF PRAYER
Mother Angelica provides inspired insights about holy women of the Bible - the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Mary Magdalene and St. Martha. She says we are to approach God as we are best able, with our prayers and actions.
THE DIVINE INDWELLING AND THE WAY OF LOVE
In today’s talk, Mother explains how Jesus teaches that no one can bear fruit apart from himself, the vine. If we abide in Him, we can become like Him, loving ourselves and loving our neighbors as much as God loves us.
SELECTIVE SCRIPTURE AND ROADBLOCKS IN FAITH
Encountering roadblocks in faith is the subject of Mother’s talk today. She tells the story of the Canaanite woman who asks Jesus to deliver her daughter from a demon. He tests her faith and finds her worthy of a miracle.
ENCOURAGEMENT AND CHOICES
Mother explains that encouragement means to give courage. If we always make our choices in favor of the Lord, we will receive the courage to trust God to bring good out of the events in our lives because he loves us.
FORGIVENESS AND SCRIPTURE
Mother Angelica provides insights from Matthew about forgiveness. By choosing to forgive, the soul is beautifully transformed into Jesus, and instead of remaining self-centered, we become others-centered, like Christ.
CONVERSION AND HOPE
Mother believes we all have the opportunity for a conversion experience, to tell God we are all his. This is essential in becoming a Christian. One has to hope and trust in order to have faith, to be open to God’s love.
JESUS PRAYS FOR OUR UNION WITH GOD
Mother explains using John and Psalms 116 and 117 that God’s love is steadfast and his faithfulness endures forever. Union with God is the key to our happiness and peace, and is what Jesus desires for all his followers.
THE PERSONAL LORDSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST
Jesus journeyed into the desert to be tested by the devil. He did not yield, putting his trust in God alone and doing his will. Jesus’ example shows we too can withstand temptation, and find in God the way to salvation.
JESUS IS OUR PEACE
Today’s lesson emphasizes the importance of trusting in the Lord. Mary went in faith to assist her cousin Elizabeth though she was pregnant herself. She trusted in God her Savior, believing that he would provide for her.
CHRIST THE ETERNAL KING
Pilate questions Jesus about his kingship, wondering if it is of this world. In response, Jesus far transcends the limits of his understanding. For our salvation, we must recognize Jesus’ eternal kingship in our lives.
ETERNAL LIFE IS TO KNOW GOD
Mother’s lesson today is on eternal life, which we can only gain by truly knowing God. Despite our faults, Jesus has mercy on his people, desiring all to come to salvation and even dying for them in order to redeem all.
SERVANT OF THE LORD
Mark speaks about how Jesus kept the Messianic secret of his true identity to carry out his ministry, and suffered all that was needed to accomplish the salvation of humanity without turning away from his Father’s will.
FOLLOWING JESUS CHRIST
After they see the Lord’s glory in the Transfiguration, the apostles resolve to live only for him, the true meaning of discipleship. Mary too shows us how to follow Jesus, as we pray her rosary to obtain graces for souls.
Mother Angelica teaches us how to find inner peace in God by following the words Jesus spoke to the apostles. From the Psalms, we learn God shows how eternally wise it is to follow his counsels and walk in his ways.
OBEDIENTLY SERVING OUR LORD
Two psalms teach us about obedience and serving the Lord. In Psalm 51, God gives mercy and forgiveness to those who serve him in purity of heart. In Psalm 91, God promises to deliver and save those who cling to him in love.
NEW LIFE IN JESUS CHRIST
Mother’s message is about experiencing new life in Christ. Jesus is the bread that came down from heaven, the very Eucharist by which believers will be drawn to God, and ultimately raised up with Christ to eternal life.
MARY, REPENTANCE AND REPARATION
Mother counsels viewers to ask the Lord for pardon, thanking him for his constant mercy, love and goodness despite our human faithlessness. The awesome presence of God is the answer to all the world’s wants and needs.
THE COMPASSION OF GOD
Mark’s passage in 6:30-34 is about God’s compassion. The apostles’ rest is temporary. Crowds come to Jesus like sheep without a shepherd. He has compassion on them all, showing his disciples that they must do likewise.
GOD CHOOSES YOU
Learn how to follow Jesus more closely every day. Today’s lesson is about how God chooses each of us to serve him, like the 12 apostles, who walked in the faith of Jesus’ calling, anointing with oil and healing the sick.
MARY, THE MOTHER OF GOD
As she recalls the story of the Annunication from Luke 1, Mother Angelica prays that God will teach her something about his mother, and that viewers will learn something about Mary that will really make them love her.
THE WORD IS TRUTH
The time is near to depart from this world, but Jesus prays his disciples will have the grace to withstand temptation. Mother Angelica’s lesson teaches that we must communicate how His is the truth that will set men free.
LOVING AS GOD LOVES
In John 13, Jesus washes the feet of his disciples, showing how to lead by humbly serving and offering cleansing. Mother Angelica explains how He commands us to love one another as the way to do his will even unto death.
LISTENING TO OUR GOD
Mother quotes from Mark 9:2-8 about hearing God. In the passage, the Father’s voice bids his disciples to listen to Jesus, his beloved Son. Listening to God is key to doing what pleases Him, and obtaining His beatitude.
THE GIFT OF ALONENESS WITH JESUS
The gift of aloneness allows us to deepen our relationship with God. The leper accepts God’s will for him regardless of his circumstances. However, he asks for healing, should God desire it, to serve him better.
HEALING THE SORROWFUL THROUGH THE RISEN LORD
Healing the sorrowful through the power of the Risen Lord is the subject of Mother’s lesson today. As He raised Simon’s mother-in-law, Jesus responds to the needs of all with physical healing and spiritual deliverance.
SPEAKING FOR GOD WITH FAITH AND HOPE
Mother Angelica speaks from the heart as Jesus did with the unquestioned authority of God over unclean spirits. Believers ought to obey Jesus, the Holy One of God, likewise in unfailing faith and persistent hope.
REPENTANCE AND BELIEF IN TIMES OF ABANDONMENT
Whenever we feel abandoned, too often our faith is abandoned as well. But Mother Angelica tells us these times are when it’s most important to trust in God. Hear her inspired insights about repentance and belief.
FOLLOWING JESUS AND RESISTING TEMPTATION
When Mother Angelica speaks from the heart, we all must pay attention. Today, she imparts some time-honored advice on how to follow Jesus more closely every day. She also provides useful tips for resisting temptation.
THE STONE REJECTED BRINGS HEALING TO SERVE THE LORD
Psalm 118:22 speaks of the stone the builders rejecting has become the cornerstone. Mother Angelica explains that through Jesus’ death, resurrection and ascension, He became the cornerstone of the Catholic Church.
THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND THE LAW OF LOVE
Speaking from the heart, Mother Angelica shares some inspired insights about the kingdom of God. In today’s lesson, she compares the kingdom to a buried treasure of immeasurable wealth, and discusses the law of love.
THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER AND THE POWER OF GOD
Mother Angelica relates the Parable of the Sower. She explains how the sower is Jesus and the seed is the word of God. Just as a planted seed grows in the ground, the word of God starts to deepen and grow within us.
THE BEATITUDES OF OUR LORD
Serenity of soul is found by persevering in praying and striving to live out the Beatitudes, each carrying a blessing for those who obtain its grace. As Mother tells us, we must put into practice the virtues we seek.
THE BEATITUDES OF JESUS
Mother speaks about how we must put the Beatitudes into practice: poverty of spirit, comforting the sorrowing, meekness, seeking righteousness, mercy, purity, peacemaking and patient endurance through persecution.
THE HOLY SPIRIT, UNITY AND BROTHERLY CORRECTION
Two gifts of the Holy Spirit frame today’s Scripture lesson. Corinthians talks about the gift of unity, while Matthew extols the necessary gift of brotherly correction. Both ask us to forgive others whenever they ask us.
THE ASCENSION OF JESUS AND THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Mother illustrates important points about Jesus’ instructions to his disciples before his ascension. They must seek him as the source of living water, and be open to receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit in their hearts.
THE LORD TEACHES US TO PRAY WITH FAITH AND HOPE
Mother Angelica explains how Jesus taught his disciples to pray with persistent faith and hope. He told them, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
KNOWING JESUS, SOURCE OF HOPE AND LOVE
Mother Angelica speaks about Jesus’ encounter with his disciples on the road to Emmaus. As the Messiah, he is the source of hope and love, and Christians need to trust more deeply in him for their journey to heaven.