Item description for Praying with the Creed: Meditations from the Oratory by Benedict J. Groeschel...
Overview How often have you made a promise to yourself to pray and meditate regularly on the teaching of the Catholic Church and the Scriptures? Our good intentions sometimes get sidetracked. Best-selling author Fr. Benedict Groeschel, has written the first in a series of four books, Praying with the Creed, to help us out. By weaving prayer, Scripture, and meditation, he has created a model based on The Oratory of Divine Love. The Italian word for prayer group is oratorio, which in turn is derived from the Latin word for prayer, oratio. The Oratory of Divine Love was revived in America at the beginning of the new millennium as part of an effort by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal to encourage Church reform. Catholics can grow and learn using these meditations, whether at weekly meetings or on their own. Corresponding with the four pillars of the Catechism, this book of Oratory meditations will enhance your prayer life, helping to make you a deeper witness to the saving grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Publishers Description These prayerful meditations offer individuals or small groups an opportunity to grow in their faith in God and His Church. The creed that Catholics recite every Sunday provides the backdrop for this book, which is the first of four volumes based on the teachings of the "Catechism of the Catholic Church,"
For members of the Oratory of Divine Love, a lay movement founded by Fr. Benedict Groeschel, this volume offers a guide for weekly prayer. For others it can serve as an instructive spiritual framework for meditative prayer throughout the year.
"People are longing for genuine spiritual nourishment and solid direction. The Oratory of Divine Love promises to be a wonderful way to encourage prayer and deeper spirituality."
--Praise for the Oratory from Archbishop John J. Meyers of Newark
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Studio: Our Sunday Visitor
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.31" Width: 5.49" Height: 0.67" Weight: 0.51 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2007
Publisher Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN 1592763219 ISBN13 9781592763214
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More About Benedict J. Groeschel
Benedict Joseph Groeschel, C.F.R. (born July 23, 1933) is a Catholic priest, retreat master, author, psychologist, activist and former host of the television talk program Sunday Night Prime, which is broadcast on the Eternal Word Television Network. He has also hosted several serial religious specials in addition to Sunday Night Prime. He is the founder of the Office for Spiritual Development for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York as well as a former associate director of Trinity Retreat and a former executive director of the St. Francis House. He is professor of pastoral psychology at St. Joseph's Seminary in New York and an adjunct professor at the Institute for Psychological Sciences in Arlington, Virginia. He is one of the founders of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.
Groeschel has received wide public attention through his preaching engagements, writing and television appearances. He is the author of over 30 books and has recorded more than 100 audio and video series. He publishes articles in several Catholic magazines on a monthly basis and posts a weekly meditation on the Oratory of Divine Love website. His most recent books include The Tears of God (2008), Questions and Answers About Your Journey to God (2007), The Virtue Driven Life (2006), Why Do We Believe? (2005) and There Are No Accidents: In All Things Trust in God (2004). His weekly television program, Sunday Night Live with Father Benedict Groeschel, offers a mix of interviews, answering viewer questions and discussing spiritual and social matters relating to the Catholic faith.
Groeschel has also been a highly visible Catholic activist, first in the civil rights movement. He publicly criticizes insulting depictions of the church in popular culture and the media. In September 1998, he led protests outside of an Off-Broadway theater in New York City against the production of Terrence McNally’s play Corpus Christi. In his 2002 book, From Scandal to Hope, he accused The Boston Globe, The New York Times and The San Francisco Chronicle of revealing anti-Catholic prejudice in their respective coverage of the sexual abuse scandal that disrupted the church. "Seldom in the history of journalism have I seen such virulent attacks on any institution that is supposed to receive fair treatment in the press", he wrote.
In April 2005, he again questioned the anti-Catholic sentiments of the United States media by charging distorted coverage of Joseph Ratzinger, who had become Pope Benedict XVI. Groeschel noted that the new pope had "been very badly abused by the American media", adding that the pontiff’s World War II biography was negatively distorted and incorrect reports of his personality were published.
On January 11, 2004, Groeschel was struck by an automobile while crossing a street in Orlando, Florida. He received a head injury and broken bones and over a four hour period, had no blood pressure, heartbeat or pulse for about 20 minutes. A few days later the trauma triggered a near-fatal heart attack. While he was recovering from his injuries he collaborated with John Bishop on the book, There Are No Accidents: In All Things Trust in God. He broadcast his first live program on EWTN on October 24, 2004. Although the accident left him with limited use of his right arm and difficulty in walking, he was back preaching and giving retreats by the end of 2004 and has continued to keep a full schedule. As he told the New York Times nearly four years after his accident: “They said I would never live. I lived. They said I would never think. I think. They said I would never walk. I walked. They said I would never dance, but I never danced anyway.”
Benedict J. Groeschel currently resides in Larchmont, in the state of New York. Benedict J. Groeschel was born in 1951.