As I approach Christmas many people are asking me how are you doing? I've decided that my stock answer is "for a guy that's supposed to be dead I'm doing absolutely marvelous." All of us tend at holiday time to look over the past and to be grateful to God for what we have received. When I recall that it was just a couple of weeks after Christmas last year that I went three times to the doorstep of death, I am very grateful. I'm not only grateful that I survived but that I recovered my senses, ability to think, to remember and to walk.
I've been praying to Our Lady of Lourdes through the intercession of St. Bernadette very particularly for recovery and it seems like the Lord is hearing those prayers. Thank you for all your prayers and kindliness to me during this difficult year.
May God bless you and your family during the coming year and may He bring peace to the world and healing to the Church.
Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CF
Glad to hear the old codger's on the road to recovery. He should be in all of our prayers.