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Father Benedict's Biography

   

Benedict Joseph Groeschel, C.F.R. (July 23, 1933 – October 3, 2014)

Groeschel died on October 3, 2014.[27][3] He had an ongoing medical condition[3] that was grave enough that preparations to memorialize his life, including a Facebook tribute, were begun on September 9, 2014, by members of his religious order.[28] On September 30, 2014, the Cardinal Newman Society announced on their Facebook page that they had received word that Groeschel "fell and re-injured the same arm that was hurt in his accident ten years ago" and asked for people to request prayers of intercession for his health from "Venerable Solanus Casey, a former roommate of Fr. Groeschel who is up for beatification".[29] Doctors informed him that they felt it was inadvisable to attempt to repair the damaged arm as he was already in a weakened condition from the ongoing illness and was unlikely to survive surgery.[30][3] He returned home but continued to have great pain.[30] He died due to complications from his ongoing illness; members of his order pointed out that his death was on the vigil of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (their founder) according to the Catholic liturgical calender.[31][3]

On the memorial page set up by members of his order, Groeschel's quote concerning his attitude about his death was given, "Saint Vincent de Paulsaid: 'If you love the poor, your life will be filled with sunlight, and you will not be frightened at the hour of death.' I wish to witness that this is true."[28][3]

 


 

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