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.
THE RISEN LORD AND THE HOLY SPIRIT
Mother speaks from the heart, sharing how to follow Jesus more closely every day. Today, we hear her inspired insights about the Risen Lord, the Holy Spirit and the gift of unity, something that’s so needed in the world today.
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.
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.”
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.