|Father Groeschel to visit BC|
|Thursday, 18 October 2007|
It’s not every day that a television star finds his way to Benedictine College. But for the third time in eleven years, Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR will make his way to BC’s campus.
Groeschel helped start the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in 1981 and has his own show entitled, Sunday Night Live. During the show, Groeschel takes calls from viewers, answers their questions and shares his life experiences. His presentation at Benedictine on Oct. 29 will adopt a similar format, allowing students to gain understanding through Groeschel’s profound wisdom.
Groeschel is a well known author as well. He’s had 30 books in print, his latest, “Questions and Answers About Your Journey to God.”
Groeschel helped form the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in May of 1987. The community, which now includes over 100 friars and sisters, follows the Capuchin way of life. The order defines itself as being; Catholic, Franciscan, Capuchin, contemplative, prophetic, apostolic, fraternal, and pro-life.
The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal are known for their dedication to the poor and the youth. They are especially active in areas of New York City, London, and Honduras.
Father Meinrad Miller, OSB, refers to Groeschel’s first visit in March of 1996 as being providential.
In his first visit to BC, Groeschel shared his joy of proclaiming the gospel of Christ and provided a spark to an awakening Christian community.
Again, Groeschel found his way to BC’s campus in May of 2002. Groeschel’s second visit came during the height of the sex scandel controversy within the Church. Groeschel was able to provide comfort to a BC community in much need of encouragement.
On Monday Oct. 29 at 4 p.m., Groeschel will be at Benedictine College for a third time. He will be speaking on “The Springtime of Faith” and on “The New Psychology.”
When asked why Groeschel keeps coming back to campus, Miller said, “Father Benedict Groeschel is very encouraged by reports about Benedictine College.”
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