- September 23, 1928 - January 21, 2014
- Morrilton, Arkansas
of Penny 's Passing
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“My heart goes out to the most Impeccable woman on EWTn. i loved watching ur beautiful meanings and teachings with the word of " G O D ' The gates of...Read More »
1 of 91 | Posted by: joannemarie - coral springs, FL
“God Bless and take you to heaven
2 of 91 | Posted by: Angelo Ferrari - EWTN TV viewer
“My sincerest condolences to Bob and family... Was saddened at first, but knew the Light from Christ's face would be shining on here the precious...Read More »
3 of 91 | Posted by: E J Zeman Jr - Sarasota, FL
“I was wrapped up in myself, worrying about a job, sad over family discourse, when I first saw a show with Penny Lord and her husband, Bob. My life...Read More »
4 of 91 | Posted by: Audrey Hollatz - Glendale, AZ
“Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
5 of 91 | Posted by: Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME
“So very sorry to hear of Penny's passing and I send my deepest sympathy to her family and friends, especially to her beloved husband Bob, and prayers...Read More »
6 of 91 | Posted by: Teri Donahue - Saint Joseph, MI
“You serve your time on earth and now you are home with Jesus and your son.
Pray for us here still on earth. We need your prayers
7 of 91 | Posted by: yolanda cital - Woodland, CA
“My deepest condolences to Bob and family. Penny will be missed. You are in my prayers.
8 of 91 | Posted by: Dora Avallone - Merrick , NY
“Penny, thank you for all the love you brought to this world, and all the spiritual blessings and inspiration that you brought to our lives. You are...Read More »
9 of 91 | Posted by: Karen Anderson and Barry Snyder - CA
“Penny, you and your work with Bob have certainly been catalysts to so many conversions. I have loved you from afar, and been a big fan of all your...Read More »
10 of 91 | Posted by: Jill - CA
“I regret not seeing Penny' s life review on television (yet?), but said a traditional Hail Mary for her third and final hour that revealed to me her...Read More »
11 of 91 | Posted by: Leslye Killian - IA
“It was through watching Bob & Penny Lord that I became interested in reading about the Saints. I have bought so many of their books and love them. ...Read More »
12 of 91 | Posted by: Lupita Gress - Espanola, NM
“I think God for all of the wonderful programs that this wonderful lady brought to us over the many years. She will be missed but I am sure that she...Read More »
13 of 91 | Posted by: Mike Roy - Los Angeles , CA
Thank you for providing Godly entertainment. I too am a revert to
Please pray for my son, who has had many...Read More »
14 of 91 | Posted by: Marie Kleiman - Covington, KY
“Her loss has left an aching void,
That only God can fill.
Penny was the most loving person I ever knew.
But she is not in the past tense.
...Read More »
15 of 91 | Posted by: martha chambers - waveland, MS
“Penny and Bob Lord have taken me to so many places and introduced me to the lives of the Saints in an intimate and loving way.
May Penny rest in...Read More »
16 of 91 | Posted by: Marie Langan - Mobile, AL
“As a long time viewer of EWTN and all of Bob & Penny Lord's videos, I am much saddened at the passing of Penny Lord. A truly inspiring lay person...Read More »
17 of 91 | Posted by: Cathy Diorio - Stormville, NY
“Dear Bob, Cheryl and Robert,
My deepest sympathy on the passing away of Penny, whom I remember as very special at St. Jude's when all of you so...Read More »
18 of 91 | Posted by: Dolores Kline - Chandler, AZ
“Dear family Lord,
The death of mrs. Penny is very sad, I enjoy reading your books and watch you on EWTN. We will remember Penny with a lot of love...Read More »
19 of 91 | Posted by: Soraya, Richard & Kevin - Aruba
“Dear Bob, Elena, & Br. Joseph,
I just returned home after tending to my Dad's funeral in Ohio and was saddened to hear about the passing of Penny....Read More »
20 of 91 | Posted by: Lisa Gould - Irondale, AL
“Thank you Saint Penny for we are all called to be Ssints
21 of 91 | Posted by: Illy - Brandon, FL
“I was very surprised to see this is your funeral date and I can feel your love still. I will always be thankful for the wonderful stories you and Bob...Read More »
22 of 91 | Posted by: Mary Millwee - Midlothian, TX
“To the family of Bob & Penny.. First let me say "THANK YOU" for the many trips you took me on from watching you on TV. I've learned so much about...Read More »
23 of 91 | Posted by: Nancy - Mamaroneck, NY
“Dearest Penny, your kindness and the love of Christ which shone from your heart, made every visist to our little department like the visist of an...Read More »
24 of 91 | Posted by: Julian Harper - Irondale, AL
“Super Saints is a EWTN series I love the watch.
25 of 91 | Posted by: Rose Jackson - Plano, TX
“It was a joy and privilege to know Mrs. Lord. When we welcomed she and her husband to Morrilotn, I knew that we were gaining an incomparable assett...Read More »
26 of 91 | Posted by: Dr. Bill Brown - Morrilton, AR
“My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I enjoyed the many times we went to Mexico together to celebrate the feast of Guadalupe. Bob, Penny,...Read More »
27 of 91 | Posted by: Billy Wad - Middletown, RI
“My prayers for the repose of the soul of Penny...I have been a long time admirer of Penny and Bobs work.my prayers for Bob and his beloved family...Read More »
28 of 91 | Posted by: Brady LeBlanc - Lafayette, LA
“thank you for all the times I enjoyed watching you on ewtn. I always felt your faith was so strong . I am sure your son was there with the Lord to...Read More »
29 of 91 | Posted by: debbie - bethlehem, PA
“I for got to add that I see you belong to Sacred Heart.
I belong also to Sacred Heart.
My prayers re with you Mr. Lord & Family.
I enjoined...Read More »
30 of 91 | Posted by: Karen Becker - Hebron, , NE
“Just a note to pay tribute to a wonderful couple who spent their life taking we the viewers to places and inside churches, and countries we will...Read More »
31 of 91 | Posted by: dolores Brandstetter - Cincinnati, OH
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family! Penny Lord was so very encouraging to all those who work for the Greater Glory of God. She will be...Read More »
32 of 91 | Posted by: Mary T. Corcoran - San Antonio, TX
“"Well Done faithful servant" My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Bob Lord -I learned some much from your tv appearances on EWTN
33 of 91 | Posted by: Nancy - NH
“I would watch Penny & Bob on Super Saints,
& Manny Faces of Mary on EWTN.
My prayers go out to Bob & the family.
May Penny rest in Peace.
Karen...Read More »
34 of 91 | Posted by: Karen Becker - Hebron, , NE
“Thank you, Lord, for giving us Penny...and thank you, Penny, for giving yourself to us along with your dear husband, Bob. Your work for the church...Read More »
35 of 91 | Posted by: Mrs. Linda Guinan - Liberty, NY
“Dear Bob and Family: Please accept my deepest sympathies on your loss of your beloved wife, mother, friend, grandmother. I had the grace to meet you...Read More »
36 of 91 | Posted by: John Knipper - San Antonio, TX
“I am very sorry to learn of Penny's passing. She inspired me to be a better person. Thank you Bob and Penny for sharing all the holy places and...Read More »
37 of 91 | Posted by: Mary Bouvier-Perry - Somers Point, NJ
“Thank you and Bob for sharing your lives with us. It is through you both that I know more about the saints, blessed, and the "Miracle of the...Read More »
38 of 91 | Posted by: Karen Puglisi - Deltona, FL
“My book shelf holds quite a few books that Bob & Penny wrote together. I've enjoyed their video's throughout my life and the many great spiritual...Read More »
39 of 91 | Posted by: Michael Bowes - Bealeton, VA
“Dear Bob, Cheryl Rob, Andrea, and family,
Our hearts hurt so to think our beautiful Penny is not with us!!!! Though we know...Read More »
40 of 91 | Posted by: franca dornan - Westlake Village, CA
“Thanks so much to Bob and Penny for dedicating so much of their lives to our wonderful Catholic faith.
Deepest condolences to the Lord family.
...Read More »
41 of 91 | Posted by: Maureen - Waterford, NY
“Ms. Penny was such an inspiration to me and my family. I always said if you didn't know the Lord before you met her, you certainly would after. She...Read More »
42 of 91 | Posted by: Kelli Brown - Russellville, AR
“Bob and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Penny's passing. She was truly a wonderful woman. I will always remember her hugs that she shared. May...Read More »
43 of 91 | Posted by: Lynlee Holland - Vilonia, AR
“rest in peace Penny
44 of 91 | Posted by: Anna Black - Millville n.j., NJ
“My deepest sympathy to Bob Lord and his entire family at this time. For years I have watched your marvelous DVDs and read several of your books. You...Read More »
45 of 91 | Posted by: Ana Cardinale - NJ
“I always enjoyed the programs and books I have read from Bob and Penny Lord. Very inspiring. Will keep Bob and his family in my prayers.
Eternal...Read More »
46 of 91 | Posted by: Linda Womack - Chicago, IL
“Your programs on EWTN were always an inspiration to me. The shrines, saints and miracles of the Eucharist inpsired me and endeared me to ny Catholic...Read More »
47 of 91 | Posted by: Jim King - Los Angeles, Ca, CA
“May You Rest In Peace .
48 of 91 | Posted by: Florida Combs - Cape Coral, FL
“May You Rest In Peace .
49 of 91 | Posted by: Florida Combs - Cape Coral, FL
“Eternal rest grant unto Penny Lord O’ God and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Thank you for your ministry Penny and Bob...Read More »
50 of 91 | Posted by: Krystyna Bronowska and family
“We love you. Well done good and faithful servant. Well done!
51 of 91 | Posted by: Christine - Kansas City, MO
“While I was at home, unemployed, depressed, and although still loving God, I could not "see" Him. By listening to the marvelous shows that Penny Lord...Read More »
52 of 91 | Posted by: Audrey Hollatz - Peoria, AZ
“sympathy to penny lords family in memory of mabel honkala my mother who loved her dearly loved her programs and books jane ramme and my...Read More »
53 of 91 | Posted by: jane ramme - ironwood, MI
“We will miss your hugs and unconditional love. God has a new angel to look upon us. Our hearts hi out to to you, Bob and family. May God grant you...Read More »
54 of 91 | Posted by: Alan and Regina Hoelzeman
“We will miss your hugs and unconditional love. God has a new angel to look upon us. Our hearts hi out to to you, Bob and family. May God grant you...Read More »
55 of 91 | Posted by: Alan and Regina Hoelzeman
“Thank you so much for the love you shared in God and the Church. Please pray for us and our families that we may rekindle the those flames in our...Read More »
56 of 91 | Posted by: Gene Tabachuk - Largo, FL
“We love you Lord family and dear Penny will live in our hearts forever. You blessed us by teaching us about our great Catholic faith. Little did we...Read More »
57 of 91 | Posted by: Dr Laura Gaeta-Wilson - Viewer
Tracy, Robin and I send our deepest loving thoughts to you at this time. We knew you in Westlake Village in the 70's and have watched on EWTN...Read More »
58 of 91 | Posted by: Cheryl (Smith) Dockter - CA
“Thank you for bringing me closer to the saints. Their stories have provided a blueprint for me as I rekindled my love for the Church. Thank you and...Read More »
59 of 91 | Posted by: patty williams - fairless hills, PA
“In God's army forever. Rest in eternal peace lovely Penny you will be sorely missed. Prayers to Bob and family.
60 of 91 | Posted by: Bernadette McCoy - Springfield, IL
“I will miss Penny greatly , I always loved and looked forward to super Saints when Penny and husband took us all over the globe with the most amazing...Read More »
61 of 91 | Posted by: Rene Lynch - NY, NY - fan
“To the family of Penny Lord-
I will never forget the many, many times I've seen Bob & Penny tell about the lives of the Saints bringing them to...Read More »
62 of 91 | Posted by: Gayle H. Fuqua - Ormond Beach, FL
“I am truly saddened by the loss of this wonderful lady. I had the pleasure to meet and do a radio interview Bob and Penny in 2009. Penny was like the...Read More »
63 of 91 | Posted by: George Barletta-Queen of Peace Radio Jacksonville, Florida - FL
“I wish to pay tribute to a holy, loving, spirit-filled woman Penny Lord who brought the life of Mary and Jesus to me. Who can ever take her place?...Read More »
64 of 91 | Posted by: Aldona Sarkauskas - Leicester, MA
“God bless you, good and faithful Servant! May He reward you for all you have done for the faith. And may the Holy Family comfort Bob and all your...Read More »
65 of 91 | Posted by: Nancy Jervis - Plantation, FL
“Heaven has a new angel. Penny, may Our Lord received you in His loving arms. I always enjoy watching you and your husband, Bob on these wonderful...Read More »
66 of 91 | Posted by: Monica - Gainesville, FL
“I enjoyed watching Penny on EWTN and learning about all the wonderful Saints! My condolences.
67 of 91 | Posted by: Debbie - Valencia, CA
“Watched you many times. Your husband looks like my godfather did who died many year ago.
68 of 91 | Posted by: Donna Kessler - North Aurura, IL
“My sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one, Penny.
She and her husband were truly inspiring in their books and video I had read and...Read More »
69 of 91 | Posted by: Monica Bober - Edmonton
“Penny Thank you so much for enlighten my life with your show the "Super Saints". May God Bless you abundantly!
70 of 91 | Posted by: Mark C. Lawrence - Hamilton, NJ
“Living in Germany in the 90's, I ran across a" Bob and Penny Lord" movie in the library of a US air base. It changed my life. I was able to visit...Read More »
71 of 91 | Posted by: Jean George - Beavercreek, OH
“We are very sorry for your loss Bob, family and friends and fans. May God bless and comfort you always. Prayers for you.
72 of 91 | Posted by: Mr.&Mrs. Good - fans
“My deepest condolences to Bob and the family. I used to LOVE watching your shows. I know she will be missed, this wonderful lady...
73 of 91 | Posted by: Dawn - Viewer
PRAISE BE TO JESUS!!!
MAY THE LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU
MAY HE MAKE HIS FACE TO SHINE UPON YOU
MAY HE LIFT UP HIS COUNTENANCE TO...Read More »
74 of 91 | Posted by: frances delspina - PALM BEACH, FL
“I was in my early 20's when I met Penny, nearly 20 years ago! The Lord put Penny in my path at a time when I was discovering and considering...Read More »
75 of 91 | Posted by: Katherine Goebel - Mission Viejo, CA
“I am very sorry for your loss. I am truly grateful for your shows on EWTN. My children and I loved learning about the saints and seeing all the...Read More »
76 of 91 | Posted by: Cathy Whaley - Ironton, OH
“Enjoyed all her stories May she be in Heaven with our Lord. Condolences to
her family but she is no longer suffering and happy in heaven.
77 of 91 | Posted by: bev rios - Loveland, CO - Friend
“My sympathy to the Lord family. I enjoyed watching Super Saints on EWTN. You could tell Bob and Penny were a solid couple. I enjoyed how authentic,...Read More »
78 of 91 | Posted by: Rosemary Jean-Louis - Atlanta, GA
“Leave a condolence or a memory.I want to express my deepest sympathies . Although we have never met I consider you my family. I loved you from the...Read More »
79 of 91 | Posted by: Dr Laura Mary Gaeta -Wilson - CA
“We have watched Bob and Penny Lord for so many years. What an amazing spiritual journey we had with them during every episode. Our hearts will be ...Read More »
80 of 91 | Posted by: Joseph and Lourdes Hough and Lisa Perry - NY
“I just want to extend my condolences to Mr. Lord & family over the passing of his beloved Penny. A beautiful soul in this life & I'm sure our Lord &...Read More »
81 of 91 | Posted by: Susan Crimi - Madison, NJ
“A Great Lady has left us. We remember you Penny with much love.
Remember us to Jesus and Mary.
WE LOVE YOU!
Lisa left us on April 16th.,...Read More »
82 of 91 | Posted by: Judy & Jim DeAngelis - Grosse Ile, MI
“I just want to send my sympathy to Bob Lord. I loved watching you and Penny on your EWTN series, Super Saints. Your video's made a big impact on me...Read More »
83 of 91 | Posted by: Lorrie Decker - Ringwood, NJ
“With deepest sympathy on her death. My condolences.
84 of 91 | Posted by: Susan Greskoviak - St Charles, IL
“Thank you, Penny, for teaching us so much about our saints! WE LOVE YOU!
85 of 91 | Posted by: Leslie Serpico - Tallahassee, FL
“To the Lord family,
A true servant of God has taken flight to heaven! I know The Lord will reward Penny amptly for her love of Him,Our Blessed...Read More »
86 of 91 | Posted by: Robin G Plummer - Charlotte, NC
“Penny Lord and Bob literally brought the saints alive in my life and in my home. Each saint touches me in a unique way that I can't explain.
...Read More »
87 of 91 | Posted by: Debbie Dettore - Westland, MI
“Have read several books and watched a couple of videos but I think the greatest impact was to see she and her husband 'seen' and 'available' on TV...Read More »
88 of 91 | Posted by: Margaret - Traverse City, MI
“Dear Bob and Luz,
I'm so sorry for your loss, but we know Miss Penny knew her Father and was ready to go to Him. It's not easy wether we are...Read More »
89 of 91 | Posted by: Maripat schmidtbauer - Pilgrim
“Bob and Penny Lord were long-times friends over the past 25 years. We shared many conferences together as speakers and I was always inspired by their...Read More »
90 of 91 | Posted by: Wayne Weible - Hiawassee, GA
“Dear Lord Family ,
My deepest sympathy I extend to you-all. Mr. Bob , I want you to know the
great witness you and Ms Penny shared with the...Read More »
91 of 91 | Posted by: Angela L. Burns
Penny Lord was born Pauline Eve Macaluso on September 23, 1928. Her father said she brought about the Depression.
She grew up in a faith-filled Italian home in Brooklyn, New York. Her Father was a civil servant. Her mother worked on a sewing machine in one of the many clothing factories in New York. She had two brothers who were both older than she. They both considered her the brat of the family. Not true; not true.
She attended a local public school in Brooklyn, and when the family moved to Richmond Hills in Queens County, she went to Richmond Hills High School. She excelled in that school, was a member of the Arista Society, which were all the brains, an honor she took very seriously all her life. When she graduated, she received as many awards possible for one student that year.
She had plans to attend a University in Chicago to study law, but because she graduated in mid-year, January, she went to Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia for six months.
She met Bob Lord on her birthday, September 23. She has always said it was her best birthday present. They were both in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. She was playing a role made famous by Penny Singleton. Our Penny liked the name, and took it as her own. They fill in love, married, and were best friends and lovers for the rest of their lives.
The suffered the death of their son in 1971, from an overdose of drugs. They were both angry with God for letting this happen. After all, they were good Catholics; they all went to Church on Sunday. He went to a good Jesuit High School. They had embraced a group of juvenile delinquents in the Malibu Hills of California, who may have introduced their son to drugs. They left the Church after his death for four years. On January 1, 1975, Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Spirit inspired Bob to go back to Church. Penny was still angry with Jesus, but she went back with Bob because that's what they always did, follow each other. On May 23, 1975, they went on a Marriage Encounter weekend in Santa Barbara, California, that's when their lives changed forever. Penny reconciled with Jesus. Bob and Penny found a new way of life through the Church.
As a part of their newfound love for the Church, the Lord directed them to take a pilgrimage the Holy Land and Europe. It was more like a tour of holy places, but put in their hearts a great desire to seek out and venerate the various shrines of the Catholic Church, especially ones that had to do with Miracles of the Eucharist.
They started bringing their own pilgrimages overseas; it was very successful. Penny provided the love and Bob was the eternal tour guide. It was very successful until terrorism broke out in the Middle guide. People stayed away from the pilgrimage places, especially the Holy Land. They had invested all their savings into a Travel Agency, Catalogs, and advertising. Things looked bad.
Penny said the Lord told them not to worry. They had a treasure. Bob responded with "Will you ask him what the treasure is? We can't make our mortgage payment." She insisted they had a treasure. Shortly thereafter, she told him the Lord wanted Bob to write a book on the Miracles of the Eucharist. They had never written or published anything before. Penny locked Bob in a cubby hole in their office and told him to write. He could only come out for meals and potty breaks. She and their daughter Luz Elena fought off the bill collectors with one hand, and sought out potential publishers for the book they were writing. She became the editor from Hell!
The book was very successful, but it never would have happened without Penny. So in effect, she began her writing career with that first book that they really co-wrote. After that, they co-wrote 25 books on the Catholic Faith over a period of 26years. It was that first book that brought them to the attention of Catholic Television through Mother Angelica and the Eternal Word Television Network in Birmingham, Alabama. They had their first interview with Mother Angelica in December of 1986, and the following year began making television series on their books. They have been on the network 5 days a week for the last 26 years, and continued to be shown, the closing message "We Love You" came from Penny.
During her career, she co-hosted over 200 television programs which are shown on EWTN to this day. It has been said that on their programs and lectures, Penny said all things of the heart. Bob was always involved in the facts of a program of subject. This carried out throughout their entire career as authors, lecturers and television hosts. That was the way she was. Bob always considered Penny his showcase.
In the year 2000, the Lord inspired her to build Holy Family Mission in Morrilton, Arkansas, on 83 acres of land donated by Marie and William Freyaldenhoven. They have added a replica of the Holy House of Loreto and a Retreat Center on the property.
Penny always wanted to write books about meaningful subjects, their life together in the early days of their writing, in We Came Back to Jesus and The Journey and the Dream, and their last book together, Heroes- Popes in Hard Times, which dealt with enemies like Napoleon, Hitler, Mussolini and the like. These books were very important to Penny. They dealt with her life with her husband Bob, and the heart of our Church.
In 2004, Penny and Bob were inducted into Who's Who in America. Penny and Bob were given the prestigious Poverello Award, the highest award given by Franciscan University at Steubenville, in September, 2001. They were also given a special award by the Polish Film Festival for a documentary they did on St. Maxmillian Kolbe.