I don't know.
But I pray for the repose of her soul. I've been following the coverage on EWTN as well. It's edifying. She's very much part of my prayer. I even have a sort of relic - a letter from her.
That said, in my morning prayer I came across a passage from the Song of Songs, which prefigures the Gospel for today, as Mary searches for the body of Christ ...
The angels ask her why she is weeping - then Christ appears to ask her why she is weeping ...
"I sought him whom my heart loves - I sought him but did not find him ...
I came upon the watchmen as they made their rounds of the city ...'Have you seen him whom my heart loves?'
I hardly left them ... when I found him whom my heart loves ..."
And unlike Mary at the tomb - She took hold of him and would not let him go.
I think that passage - in the light of the Easter morning Gospels, just might describe Mother Angelica's purgatory - if indeed she experienced it. I can't help but consider that she 'hardly left' us, when she found him whom her heart loves - and she will never have to let him go away again.
I'm so happy for her.
I'm so grateful for her.
Today Catholics do not like to say someone is in a better place after they die - they believe it is a denial of purgatory. I don't like that language either - neither do I like saying someone 'passed' instead of saying they 'died' and so on.
However, truth be told, Mother Angelica was always in a better place, being an enclosed Poor Clare nun is a better place in itself - even though she pretty much lived a purgatory on earth. All of her life, we know she sought him whom her heart loves ... Perhaps - like Mary at the tomb, unable to recognize Jesus immediately - at the moment of her death, Mother may not have recognized Our Lord either? Yet suddenly, in a blink of the eye as it were, after hardly leaving her body - she found him whom her heart loves. Never again needing to search, or weep, or sicken, suffer and die.
Just a pious thought.
Only God knows. I like to think of her perfect union with God, in the bosom of the Blessed Trinity. Even Pope Benedict said, after receiving the news of her death, to die on Easter was 'a gift' - that is, a great grace.
Mother Angelica, pray for us.