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Fr. Gregory Gresko is Chaplain of the new Blessed John Paul II Shrine in Washington D.C. In his new responsibilities, Fr. Gresko strives to integrate the charisms of Benedictine spirituality and life, emphasized beautifully in the current pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI, with the Magisterial teachings of Blessed John Paul II to help set a firm course for today's Christians in their marriages, families, and religious lives. From 2000-2012, Fr. Gresko was a monk of Mary Mother of the Church Abbey in Richmond, Virginia. He earned his S.T.B. from the Pontificial Athenaeum of Sant'Anselmo (2005) in Rome and his S.T.L. magna cum laude in Marriage and Family Studies (2008) from the Pontifical Lateran University, John Paul II Institute (Vatican City). His S.T.L. dissertation was entitled, "Educating to Love: Foundational Pedagogy in Light of Karol Wojtyla's Love and Responsibility". Fr. Gregory is working on his doctoral dissertation for the same Vatican institute, on "The Consecration of the Family to the Heart of Jesus in Light of the Pastoral Ministry of Père Mateo Crawley-Boevey".

Lent: The Perfect Time to Work with Anxious Concern to Achieve Salvation

posted by Fr Gregory Gresko

Work with anxious concern to achieve your salvation. It is God Who, in His good will toward you, begets in you any measure of desire or achievement. In everything you do, act without grumbling or arguing; prove yourselves innocent and […]

Joyfully Awaiting the Lord’s Coming with a Brave Heart

posted by Fr Gregory Gresko

To receive the joy of Christmas, we must deny ourselves courageously, which enables us to bow low humbly to receive the Infant King from the manger of the cattle stall to the manger of our hearts. If our hearts are […]

Lectio divina: Entering into Loving Encounter with Our Living Lord

posted by Fr Gregory Gresko

Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading … On Sunday also let all devote themselves to reading, except those who are […]

St Benedict, the Theology of the Body and Human Love

posted by Fr Gregory Gresko

At the beginning of the fourth chapter of his Rule, Saint Benedict emphasizes the primary importance of love as the greatest instrument, and indeed the goal, of every good work his monks would seek to accomplish:  First of all, love […]

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posted 3:56:18pm Jun. 21, 2012 | read full post »

Lent: The Perfect Time to Work with Anxious Concern to Achieve Salvation
Work with anxious concern to achieve your salvation. It is God Who, in His good will toward you, begets in you any measure of desire or achievement. In everything you do, act without grumbling or arguing; prove yourselves innocent and straightforward, children of God without reproach (Philippians 2.

posted 9:00:09pm Feb. 29, 2012 | read full post »

Joyfully Awaiting the Lord’s Coming with a Brave Heart
To receive the joy of Christmas, we must deny ourselves courageously, which enables us to bow low humbly to receive the Infant King from the manger of the cattle stall to the manger of our hearts. If our hearts are clean of any sin that would block His royal entry into the deepest secret of our hear

posted 10:35:40am Dec. 21, 2011 | read full post »

Lectio divina: Entering into Loving Encounter with Our Living Lord
Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading … On Sunday also let all devote themselves to reading, except those who are appointed to the various functions. But if anyone should be so careless and

posted 11:48:30am Aug. 23, 2011 | read full post »

St Benedict, the Theology of the Body and Human Love
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyXh_EvAdIo[/youtube] At the beginning of the fourth chapter of his Rule, Saint Benedict emphasizes the primary importance of love as the greatest instrument, and indeed the goal, of every good work his monks would seek to accomplish:  First of all, love t

posted 4:52:48pm Jun. 29, 2011 | read full post »


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