Priest compiles devotional prayers aimed at helping people's faith
Published: January 3, 2005
SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- Father Benedict Groeschel, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal who was injured in a near-fatal accident earlier this year, recently completed a compilation of devotional prayers called "Praying to Our Lord Jesus Christ: Prayers and Meditations Through the Centuries." The 156-page book, published by Ignatius Press, is illustrated with images of classic art and includes prayers from early church fathers, medieval theologians and modern-day saints. Father Groeschel, in the book's introduction, said the collection of prayers was "written under rather difficult circumstances" due to his hospitalization. But he added that he wanted to "bring out a small book of prayers to Christ in order to encourage every Catholic, every Christian, to pray devoutly and fervently every day to Christ."
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