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Internationally known lecturer and retreat master Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R., is professor of pastoral psychology at St. Joseph's Seminary in New York. the director for the Office of Spiritual Development of the Archdiocese of New York, he is also a founding member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, a prolific author, and a regular guest on EWTN.

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The King, Crucified and Risen:  Meditations on the Passion and Glory of ChristThe King, Crucified and Risen: Meditations on the Passion and Glory of Christ
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This series of Lenten and Easter meditations can also be used throughout the year as reflections on the death, Resurrection, and Ascension of the Lord. The readings are fully appropriate for Christians of all traditions. The meditations are not scriptural commentaries or even thoughts on the liturgy. Rather they focus your mind and heart on the Scriptures and their traditional interpretation.
     

 
Saint Benedict - A Rule for BeginnersSaint Benedict - A Rule for Beginners
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After a comprehensice introduction and some selected passages of Gregory the Great's Life of Saint Benedict, Dom julian Stead presents excerpts of the Rule, intertwinging his own commentary. While for monks and nuns already following the Rule this book can be a rediscovery of Benedict's messages in the context of thier own vocations, for lay people it sheds light on how to live their daily commitment to the gospel.
     

 
Cross at Ground ZeroCross at Ground Zero
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Millions of Americans gazed in disbelief as the magnificent World Trade Center buildings collapsed into piles of rubble on September 11, 2001. After the shock and horror wore off, the questions began.

Where Was God On 9/11?

How could this have happened?

Why did God allow such evil?

And then, the daunting thought - Where will God be when I need Him?

Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R., addresses all these questions in his new book, The Cross at Ground Zero. He reassures us that the iron cross, found at the world trade center, leads to the cross of Jesus which stands at the center of all pain, all suffering, indeed all history. He explains that Jesus did not come to take away suffering. He came to sanctify suffering by His presence. He was at Ground Zero in the World Trade Center. He will be with you in your own personal Ground Zero whether it is the death of a child, a cancer diagnosis, the loss of a job.
     


 
Arise from Darkness: What to Do When Life Doesn't Make SenseArise from Darkness: What to Do When Life Doesn't Make Sense
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Well-known author, psychologist and priest Fr. Benedict Groeschel draws on his own years of personal experiences in dealing with people's problems, tragedies and "darkness" as he offers help and guidance for any Christian troubled or burdened by life.
     

 
I Am With You Always: A Study of The History and Meaning of Personal Devotion To Jesus Christ For Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant ChristiansI Am With You Always: A Study of The History and Meaning of Personal Devotion To Jesus Christ For Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christians
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In I Am With You Always: A Study of the History and Meaning of Personal Devotion to Jesus Christ for Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant Christians the well-known spiritual writer and teacher Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C. F. R., surveys the development and trials of Christian devotion from the days of the martyrs until the twentieth century. Tracking it through the centuries and among "sadly divided branches of Christianity", he finds a commonality of experience and even of language that is constantly ignored among Christians themselves. By observing what "image of Christ" the canvas of common devotion portrays, he hopes we will move "not to discredit this image, but to sharpen it and make it more consistent with the New Testament and the ancient Church"


     

 
Tears of God Persevering in the Face of Great Sorrow or CatastropheTears of God Persevering in the Face of Great Sorrow or Catastrophe
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Fr. Benedict Groeschel has written Tears of God for all those who have suffered great sorrow or catastrophe in their lives and for those close to such persons, who share their deep suffering. In this book he speaks to catastrophes of all different kinds in relationship to our faith, God's goodness and mercy, and in the light of Christ's suffering and death. Christianity is the only religion which speaks of a God who suffered a terrible catastrophe - crucifixion and death. Therefore, the Christian must, in the midst of catastrophe, find his way to the foot of the cross, and there he will find answers which cannot be given by any other religious faith.
     

 

 
Praying in the Presence of Our LordPraying in the Presence of Our Lord
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The practice of Eucharistic adoration is growing in popularity across the country, but knowing exactly what to do and to say during the hour you keep watch can be difficult.

Now Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, author of In the Presence of Our Lord, the best-selling examination of the practice of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, has created a prayer book just for Eucharistic Adoration. Combining traditional prayers with modern ones, this compact volume is ideal for Perpetual Adoration, as well as private meditation and personal reflection.

With his deep love for the Blessed Sacrament and his profound sense of the sacred, Fr. Groeschel has assembled a book that is sure to enrich your prayer life and strengthen your faith.
     


 
Augustine: Major WritingsAugustine: Major Writings
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A preminent Father of the Church, Augustine's towering intellect molded the thought of Western Christianity for a thousand years after his death. He wrote profusely, and among his many works considered here are three spiritual classics; The Confessions, City of God, and The Trinity. Here the reader meets Augustine the convert, the philosopher and psychologist, the preacher and Scripture scholar, the historian and theologian. Benedict Groeschel distills Augustine's many writings and presents the essence of the ideas within.
     

 
The Journey Toward GodThe Journey Toward God
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To know God is the deepest human desire. And to get closer to him, we need the guidance of the women and men who have already found the way. The Journey Toward God serves us by bringing together in one book inspiring and instructive selections from the great writers who have mastered the spiritual life. Uniquely, the book draws from Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox writers, opening for us the diverse and rich treasures of Christian spirituality.
     

 
The Reform of RenewalThe Reform of Renewal
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This book definitely places the onus for reform on the individual Christian striving to follow the Gospel in our materialistic and selfish culture. Because of its roots in Scripture and in the long history of reform in the Church, this book offers the reader a well founded hope that the first signs of real renewal in the Church are beginning to appear. Includes index.
     

 
A Still, Small Voice: A Practical Guide on Reported RevelationsA Still, Small Voice: A Practical Guide on Reported Revelations
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Because of the intense interest in extraordinary religious experience that ranges from Medjugorje to the New Age, Groeschel's book is an urgently needed resource that gives practical norms to everyone on how to evaluate these claims. Drawing on spiritual classics and Church documents not readily available, he summarizes the Church's perennial wisdom on this topic. He also offers an alternative to unusual and extraordinary ways of knowing the things of God, which is a normal everyday opportunity open to all called "religious experience"--the action of grace operating in the context of a human life that can become a powerful source of virtue and holiness.
     

 
Spiritual Passages: Psychology of Spiritual DevelopmentSpiritual Passages: Psychology of Spiritual Development
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With wonderful writing and rich insight, this perennial classic shows the connection between contemporary psychology and the spiritual journey.
     

 
Healing the Original Wound: Reflections on the Full Meaning of SalvationHealing the Original Wound: Reflections on the Full Meaning of Salvation
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Father Benedict Groeschel invites us to explore the astonishing mystery of God's loving plan for us. He points out that God has showered grace upon grace on the human race. Sometimes it comes in buckets. Sometimes in torrents. Yet often we feel only the thinnest trickle. Many times we suffer through a severe drought. We all hunger to know more about God and our own destiny. This book is about our journey toward God, our journey from the personal hell of sin and alienation toward the paradise of being held in the "Everlasting Arms of God." It is a book for anyone who knows something about the imperative need, the restlessness, the hunger we all have to find unfailing love in the brief reality that we call our lives.
     

 
Stumbling Blocks: or Stepping Stones: Spiritual Answers to Psychological QuestionsStumbling Blocks: or Stepping Stones: Spiritual Answers to Psychological Questions
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Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones focuses on values and attitudes drawn from the Gospels and the literature of Christian spirituality to discover solutions to psychological problems.
     

 
Praying to Our Lord Jesus Christ: Prayers and Meditations Through the CenturiesPraying to Our Lord Jesus Christ: Prayers and Meditations Through the Centuries
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Personal devotion to Our Lord Jesus Christ is an essential component of authentic Christian spirituality. In recent decades skeptical approaches to theology and Scripture have tended to diminish our awareness of the need for personal devotion to Our Savior. This leaves people with a feeling of emptiness and isolation. Fr. Benedict has made this anthology of profound prayers, drawn from all of Christian history, available to those who experience a hunger for devotion. Beautifully illustrated with classic art, this book will be a valuable companion for personal prayer, for times of recollection, and even for those times of critical spiritual need. Readers wishing to grow in their devotion to Christ and increase their love for Him will find the prayers in this book helpful and inspiring. Ranging from the prayers of early Church martyrs and Fathers and including those of mystics and theologians, it provides an introduction to the Church's vast patrimony of twenty centuries of devotion to Jesus Christ. Fr. Groeschel adds his own insights throughout the book. This book, combining profound prayers with wonderful spiritual insights and inspiring art makes a beautiful gift for all who would seek to know and love Our Lord Jesus better. Illustrated.
     

 
The Courage to Be ChasteThe Courage to Be Chaste
Benedict Groeschel
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A contemporary treatment of the traditional theme of chastity that shows that a mature chastity can be loving, peaceful and fulfilled.
     

 
Quiet Moments with Benedict Groeschel 120 Daily ReadingsQuiet Moments with Benedict Groeschel 120 Daily Readings
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Listening at PrayerListening at Prayer
Benedict Groeschel
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A masterfully simple and useful book on prayer, written by an experienced retreat leader, counselor, and lecturer. Discusses how listening can be the key to encountering God in a fresh way in our lives. by an experienced retreat leader, counselor, and lecturer.
     

 
Travelers Along the Way: The Men and Women Who Shaped My LifeTravelers Along the Way: The Men and Women Who Shaped My Life
Benedict Groeschel
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In his first-ever memoir, Fr. Benedict Goeschel introduces you to the men and women who have influenced him over the course of his life. Some are unknown, such as Mr. Graff, a Jewish man who tailored the suit the young man would wear to the seminary. His advice: "Look, I don't understand about monasteries, but I'll give you a piece of advice. Be a good boy." Some are famous, such as Mother Teresa, Cardinal O'Connor, and Fr. Solanus Casey who once, in Fr. Benedict's presence, stepped unprotected into a swarm of angry bees, pulled out his harmonica, and played "Mother McCree" to calm them.

All of them changed his life in big and small ways. Their stories will not only inspire you, but also help you appreciate those you have met over the years who have enriched and deepened your own life and inspire you to make a difference in someone else's life.


     

 
Travelers Along the Way: The Men and Women who Shaped my LifeTravelers Along the Way: The Men and Women who Shaped my Life
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In this book, Fr. Benedict shares personal stories about the men and women who've influenced him over the course of his life. Some of the stories are funny; some of them are tragic; all of them changed his life in big and small ways. Their stories will not only inspire you, but also help you appreciate those you have met over the years who have enriched and deepened your own life. Read by Hilarion Kistner, O.F.M.; 5 compact discs/5.5 hours (approx.).
     

 
The Rosary: The Chain of HopeThe Rosary: The Chain of Hope
Benedict Groeschel
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In the fall of 2002 the Catholic world, and even the secular media, all expressed a delighted surprise and enthusiasm when Pope John Paul II announced he was introducing five new mysteries of the Rosary. These new "Luminous Mysteries" have inspired Fr. Benedict Groeschel to write this new book of profound meditations on all 20 mysteries of the Rosary. Speaking from personal experiences as well as from the grand traditions of the Church, Fr. Groeschel takes us on a spiritual journey that will move the reader to greater depths of faith. He presents a new look at the meaning and history of all 20 mysteries, focusing on the theme of "hope." Accompanied by the full text of Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter on the Rosary, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, this book is a jewel of spiritual insight that will continue to inspire for years to come. Illustrated with 20 beautiful classic color paintings.
     


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