The Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi
Maybe it is not my place to judge whether a man has done good or ill in this world, but for my part Father Benedict Groeschel was a good man. He died last night. He was a personality on EWTN for a long time until a car accident a decade ago impaired his abilities. He had an uncanny ability to distill the great depth and profound Truth of the Catholic Faith into simple and understandable statements that could be understood even by a simple layman like myself. And what’s more he inspired me to take it upon myself to learn more and to grow deeper in the Faith.
Here is my favorite video clip of Father Groeschel: he spends almost thirty minutes going over the subject of contemplative prayer, but really he is talking about life itself and indeed the final goal of the Christian life:
Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescscat in pace domnus Benedictus.