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Father Benedict J. Groeschel

I just learned that Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel passed away last Friday. I never met him but I feel like a great mentor just left me. He introduced me to the writings of St. Augustine and through his talks I deepen in my relationship with Christ, his Church and the poor.

For more information please visit the Fransciscan Friars of the Renewal webstie. 


Fr. Benedict J Groachel:

“Fr. Benedict was a founder of the Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFR), a reform community started in 1987 by eight Capuchin Friars based in New York City. A priest and psychologist, he was director of Trinity Retreat House in Larchmont, New York, and also taught Pastoral Psychology for many years at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie. Fr. Benedict was a popular writer, preacher, retreat master, and evangelist on Catholic television. His greatest joy was serving the poor and underprivileged. Founder of St. Francis House and Good Counsel Homes, he also served as chaplain at Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry for 14 years. Always deeply concerned with the welfare of others, he tirelessly provided food, clothing, and assistance to people in need—people he always considered his friends”.

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