It was with sadness that I learned Sunday evening of the death of Mother Angelica, foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). I never met her as many of my friends and colleagues have, but I thank her network for much of my own Catholic formation. My wife and I were pen-pals before meeting up at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and I remember with great fondness that we used to chat on instant messaging while watching EWTN together though many miles apart. We remain fiercely Catholic and have even made our own pilgrimage of sorts to EWTN with our family. (My apologies to all viewers of the last World Youth Day; it was my daughter's crying that ever-so-briefly interrupted a part of the broadcast as I rushed her past one of the technical rooms.) EWTN is a truly global network, able to unite Catholics around the world, and it has that ability because of one holy sister who had the guts to take a leap of faith and give God a home on the airwaves, who surely has prepared a home for her as well. We pray for Mother Angelica and for all her family at EWTN and around the world as we celebrate her life.