EWTN Remembers Fr. Benedict Groeschel
A Life Well Lived


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Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
Grant, we pray, O merciful God,
a share in eternal happiness
to the soul of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, your servant and Priest,
on whom you bestowed the gift of ministering in your Church.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.
In Memoriam: Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R.

All of us at EWTN were saddened to learn of the passing of Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. Father Benedict played an enormous role in the work of EWTN, hosting numerous programs and being a frequent guest on the Network for nearly three decades. Like Mother Angelica herself, Father Benedict was an iconic presence on EWTN. His grey beard and Franciscan habit were known to Network viewers around the world and he had a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals who knew him only through his television and radio presence. In many of the most difficult days in the history of EWTN, Father Benedict was a strong and vocal supporter of Mother Angelica. The Network is what it is today, in part, because of the encouragement and commitment of Father Benedict. While we will miss him, we are also confident that he has achieved his final goal of life everlasting with the Father. May this good and faithful servant rest in peace.


Michael P. Warsaw
Chairman of the Board
& Chief Executive Officer
EWTN Global Catholic Network