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Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, Eternal Memory #408769 10/08/14 09:54 PM
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Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, a well known host on EWTN, passed away at 11:00 p.m. on Oct. 3. He was 81 years old.

Fr. Groeschel was one of eight Capuchin friars in New York City who helped found the Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in 1987. The community is committed to poverty and evangelization.

Known for his love of the poor, he founded the St. Francis House for the homeless and Good Counsel Homes for pregnant women in crisis. He also directed Trinity Retreat House in Larchmont, New York, and taught at the Dunwoodie seminary.

Vichnaya Pamyat!

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Prayers, I will miss him, may he rest in peace, may his memory be eternal...

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Sad news. Heaven's gain--our loss.

I was fortunate to have met him a couple of times...once at a lecture in NY (where he commented that I did not look Greek to him--LOL), and another time, right on my block-- he was a passenger in a car which was stopped at a traffic light, and mom and I recognized him. His window was down because it was a nice day, so mom was able to get his blessing before the light changed!

Suffice it to say, she was thrilled, since she knew him from EWTN which she watched quite a bit back then.

He was a good friend of the Orthodox. He also had a wonderful, NY sense of humor.

May the Lord rest his beautiful soul, and forgive all his sins.

May his memory be eternal in God's Kingdom! Amen.

Alice

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He told me once that as a young man he was an altar server for Bishop Sheen.

He was very well acquainted with Eastern Churches and their tradition.

May the Lord God grant to his newly departed and priestly servant +Benedict, blessed repose, where there is no pain sorrow or mourning, but only light and life everlasting! May his memory be eternal!

Fr Deacon El
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A beautiful soul. We must thank God for his life and works, and pray often for him.

Ivanov

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Eternal memory to this great man of God and son of St Francis!

During one of his televised sermons during the morning Mass, he talked about how much his order practiced all kinds of austerities.

Then came the question of what to give up for Lent (since everything seemed to have been given up already).

He said, "Well, so what was there left to give up for Lent? Breathing perhaps . . .".

Eternal memory!

Alex

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Eternal Memory!


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