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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Several years ago, I reviewed Scripture searching out verses with “called” or “chosen.” The verse, “many are called; few are chosen,” refused to leave my thoughts. Along with the mental nagging of this verse was the voice of God saying to me that the Hebrews are His chosen people because they chose to be chosen. Hmm, what could this all mean?
I believe that were I to ask the Blessed Mother about her New Year’s resolutions; she would look at me quizzically. The entire concept of making one resolution this year and another one next year would be foreign to her.
My mother was a rather complex person.
I suspect that we had an awkward introduction. Mom had a difficult pregnancy and had to spend much of it on the couch. My arrival day was early on a cold, stormy December morning. I wanted out, and she wanted me out, the nurses wanted me out, but the protocol 75 years ago was no delivery until the doctor arrived. So they pushed me back in. That was no fun.