Fr. Groeschel tells us about the men and women who have shaped his life. Some of them were saintly men and women found in seminaries and convents. Yet, surprisingly, many were not. Many of them were "normal" people. Not saintly in the least. Just normal. How refreshing that a "normal" person just like you or I could impact this wonderful man's life as the "...tiny little Sister of Charity from the Convent Station, New Jersey, who taught in our Lady of Victory School in Jersey City, Sister Teresa Maria," who first told Fr. Groeschel as a young boy, "...your going to be a priest."
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Book Review!: Travelers Along the Way by Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R
Fr. Benedict Groeschel has a way of connecting with "ordinary" people in a way that makes you feel like you already know him. He's easy to listen to and watch on EWTN and his writings are always enjoyable. I particularly enjoyed his book, "Travelers Along the Way," because it was easily accessible and easily read. As a busy mom and wife of a growing family, I enjoyed being able to read on of his glimpses, as he calls them. Each is only about four or five pages and includes an inspiring tale of someone who did something, said soemthing, or acted in a certain way that had an impact on Fr. Groeschel's life. These aren't all miraculous "things." Many are quite ordinary. It's up to us to find God within the ordinary relationships and situations of our daily lives.