CHRIST IN THE CITY:

Fr. George Rutler talks about the possibilities of genuinely encountering the living Christ today as a still-point or anchor planted right in the midst of a very fast-paced city life. Fr Rutler's reflections direct viewers' heavenward, so that they discover that the spiritual realm is vast, immense, and far more real than anything the secular City can offer. The practical relevance of contemplating the things of God is the development of heroic virtue. Lives of personal holiness, such as that of Christ and his saints, among them St. Thomas More and St. Pio of Pietrelcina, reflect the beauty of the Christian life, the joys of living according to conscience and conviction, resulting in a legacy of glorious culture.

Christ in the City was filmed at Fr. Rutler's parish, The Church of Our Saviour in New York City.

FR. RUTLER:

Fr. Rutler was ordained to the deaconate in Rome by His Eminence William Cardinal Baum in 1980 and received priestly ordination in St. Patrick's Cathedral at the hands of His Eminence Terence Cardinal Cooke in 1981. He served as Associate Pastor of St. Joseph's Bronxville; Our Lady of Victory in the Wall Street area; and St. Agnes, Manhattan. He was a university chaplain for the Archdiocese, and also chaplain to a general hospital and a psychiatric hospital. For ten years he was National Chaplain of Legatus, the organization of Catholic business leaders and their families engaged in spiritual formation and evangelization. A board member of several schools and colleges, as well as an advisor to the Board of Christendom College, he is also Chaplain of the New York Guild of Catholic Lawyers and has long been associated with Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity, and other religious orders, as a retreat master.  Cardinal Egan appointed Fr. Rutler as pastor of The Church of Our Saviour, NY, in September of  2001.

Church of Our Saviour
59 Park Avenue

New York, New York  10016


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Episodes Include:

Pleasing God -  From the Church of Our Savior in New York City, Fr. George Rutler discusses the meaning of pleasure and how it’s rooted in the nature of real love.

Darkness And Light - From the Church of Our Savior in New York City, Fr. George Rutler offers a riveting reflection on the clash between good and evil and how it reaches its height on the Cross of Christ.

Prepare To Meet Thy God - From the Church of Our Savior in New York City, Fr. George Rutler offers an engaging reflection on how our lives should be filled with this the sense that we are preparing to meet God.

Do Not Be Surprised -  From the Church of Our Savior in New York City, Fr. George Rutler offers an insightful reflection on the realities in life that should surprise us.

What If? - From the Church of Our Savior in New York City, Fr. George Rutler offers a compelling reflection on the possibility each soul has to say no or yes to God.

The Joy Of The Saints -  From the Church of Our Savior in New York City, Fr. George Rutler discusses the joy of the saints and how this joy springs from their union with God.

Render To Caesar -  Father George Rutler offers an insightful meditation on Jesus’ comment concerning currency: “render to Caesar what is his.”

Discernment -  Father George Rutler offers an insightful meditation on discernment, and the great responsibility placed on man to choose good over evil and truth over lies.

I Know Who You Are -  Father George Rutler offers an insightful meditation on the meaning of Satan’s words to Jesus: “I know who you are

The House Of Peter -  Father George Rutler offers an insightful meditation on the healing of St. Peter’s mother-in-law, and how Jesus is the answer to man’s questions and needs.

 

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