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Overview Allow beloved author and spiritual mentor Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. to inspire you in your spiritual journey. Fr. Groeschel will help you learn how to show mercy, to care for the poor and to pray fervently, knowing that you are in the hands of God. His daily reminders will prompt you to rely on the Holy Spirit and to live life with courage, generosity, meekness and love.
Publishers Description Allow beloeved author and spiritual mentor Father Benedict Groeschel, C.R.R., to inspire you in your spiritual journey. Fr. Groeschel will help you learn how to show mercy, to care for the poor and to pray fervently, knowing that you are in the hands of God. His daily reminders will prompt you to rely on the Holy Spirit and to live life with courage, generosity, meekness and love. A Servant Book.
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Studio: Servant Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.4" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.35" Weight: 0.29 lbs.
Release Date Dec 15, 2004
Publisher Servant Publications
ISBN 0867166797 ISBN13 9780867166798
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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.
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Let Fr. Benedict be your Spiritual Mentor May 9, 2005
This book contains 120 brief, yet inspirational readings from Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R, who has long been known as a spritual leader. Fr. Benedict has overcome many situations in life and has lived with courage and love - this book contains 120 one page passages that can be used to jump start your own day. Whether or not you're acquainted with Fr. Benedict's writings, you will find hope and strength for the journey in his words. Start or end your day with this book and Fr. Benedict, and you'll be motivated to be a better, more loving, more prayerful person.
Gems for Spiritual Reflections Mar 24, 2005
These 120 single-page readings are taken from the work of Father Benedict a popular speaker and writer who has spent years ministering to troubled youth and needy families in the South Bronx. The work is best suited to short sessions, allowing time digest the reflection, perhaps choosing meaningful words, phrases, and images to contemplate over time. It would be especially useful for a faith-sharing group looking for fresh discussion-starters. Fr. Benedict reaches out to us through personal stories, reflections on scripture or writing of saints, prayers, and general observations. Samples of this last category include, "Our essential task is not to do things for God, but rather not to resist God's trying to do good things for us," and "A saint is just a sinner who is more repentant than most of us."
In the reading entitled "Give Me Wheels," Fr. Benedict lays bare our human frailty when it comes to accepting the will of God. It is pride, he says, that prompts us to say to God, "I am willing to do everything you want, God, but could I make a suggestions? I'll carry the cross, but preferably something with wheels on one end, and a nice little shoulder pad."