3 New Books by Abbot Oscar Joseph
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The Joy of Spiritual Freedom
No More Doubts | No More Fear
The Joy of Spiritual Freedom is the first of a trilogy that leads and inspires the reader to enter into a joy-filled relationship with a loving God. It is grounded in Biblical wisdom revealing how to remove debilitating doubt and fear. It draws from inspirational letters and case studies that illustrate the Gospel path toward freedom.
Memoirs of a Christian Healer
Real Life Stories | Genuine Healings
Memoirs of a Christian Healer chronicles the miraculous works of God. You will experience the joy of victory and the sorrow of human weakness. Incorporated within the many stories the Abbot includes reflective lessons on the Healing Ministry. The many stories are of real people and genuine healings.
Listen with the Ear of Your Heart
Your Pilgrimage Toward Intimacy with God
God created you to yearn for intimacy with Him. Listen with the Ear of Your Heart presents a dynamic pilgrimage utilizing Scripture, the teachings of the Church Fathers, The Rule of St. Benedict, prayer, meditation and contemplation.
Author & Spiritual Leader
Abbot Oscar Joseph
Abbot Oscar Joseph has been a Christian Counselor and Spiritual Director to hundreds over the past thirty-five years. He has also conducted healing services throughout the East Coast of the United States. He is currently a Bishop and serves as the Abbot General of the Cistercian Order of the Holy Cross.
– The Center Coordinator and Assistant Program Director for St. Placid Priory’s Spirituality Center
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Once upon a time, I pastured an Anglican parish very long ago in a far and distant place. It was the best of times and the worst of times.
I most enjoyed celebrating a public Mass, distributing the Body and Blood of Christ, and preaching the Word.
On Sunday, visitors arrived at the service relatively late. I was beginning my homily on the importance of Mary, the Mother of God, in the church. As soon as they heard those words, they walked out.
The world today seems to have fewer and fewer positive models. That is sad. Models are examples of how to succeed in this challenging life.
My father was my first model. I had some health problems as an infant. Consequently, I cried a lot. Dad would come home from a long hard work day and hold me until I finally fell asleep. Dad worked hard. He believed in education, religion, and commitment toward his responsibilities.
Sometimes people drive me crazy.
Sometimes it seems that I can never get it right. Often I question myself on whether I said or did the right thing. I ask myself why they are not calling or emailing me back. After all, I return communications within 24 hours.