He seemed like a kind and holy man.
Franciscan Father Benedict Joseph Groeschel, well-known preacher and a founder of the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, died on Friday at age 81, after an extended illness.
“We are deeply saddened by the death of Father Benedict. He was an example to us all,” said Father John Paul Ouellette, community servant of the Friars of the Renewal, in a statement.
“His fidelity and service to the Church and commitment to our Franciscan way of life will have a tremendous impact for generations to come.”