Mother Angelica Tour

      In 1981, Mother Angelica, a cloistered Franciscan nun, launched what has become the largest religious media network in the world; Eternal Word Television Network.  EWTN now reaches 264 million homes in 145 countries and over 700 million homes with AM, FM, shortwave radio and internet.

    It all began in 1923 in a small home in the southeast end of Canton, Ohio.  Born Rita A. Rizzo, the future Mother Angelica, grew up in a working class neighborhood during the Roaring Twenties a block away from her parish church. 

    Young Rita had a difficult childhood.  Her father, John abandoned the family before Rita was five years old.  Divorce soon followed.  Life was a struggle for Rita and her mother.  Rita’s years of trial were compounded by a debilitating stomach ailment until she was healed by Jesus through a woman named Rhoda Wise.  That healing set her life on a course that would ultimately change the world…..

    Come and see where it all began... 


Take an amazing journey through the early life of Mother Angelica, Canton, Ohio’s own Rita Rizzo.  


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Your day starts at St. Raphael Center where you will board a bus and we take you to the listed  locations. Holy Mass, lunch and recitation of the rosary is also included.  Day trip is 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  Local tours are once a month.  See our calendar.  Tour season April 1st until October 30th.  For details call St. Raphael Center 1.800.548.8270.  

2018 Tour Dates

April 17
May 15
June 19
July 10
August 21
September 11
October 23



Our guide will board your bus at St. Raphael Center.  We will stop at the listed locations.  Holy Mass, lunch and recitation of the rosary is also included.  Day trip is 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  Tour season is Monday through Friday April 1st to October 30th.  For details call 1.800.548.8270 and ask for Barbara. 







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