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Meeting Jesus Christ’ is Focus of Book by USCCB Associate General Secretary

 
December 13, 2013
WASHINGTON—The associate general secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has authored a book, “Meeting Jesus Christ: Meditations on the Word,” a book on prayer and a series of meditations on the Gospels.

“Whenever we approach Jesus, he always does more than we do; however much we are searching for him, he searches for us all the more,” wrote Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield in the book’s preface. The book reflects on God at work in numerous scenes from the life of Jesus in Scripture, from the Annunciation to the earliest days of the Church.

In the book’s foreword, Cardinal Francis E. George, OMI, of Chicago, wrote that the book “invites self-involvement by moving behind the text of Scripture to common elements of human experience that appear in novel ways: silence, speaking, listening, judging, journeying, darkness and light, and the joy that permeates a life shaped by faith and prayer. Prayer reflects and brings to full consciousness what God is doing in our lives.”

“Meeting Jesus Christ: Meditations on the Word” is available through Pauline Books and Media.

Msgr. Bransfield is a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He currently serves as the associate general secretary of the USCCB. Msgr. Bransfield holds a doctorate in moral theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington. He is also the author of “The Human Person: According to John Paul II” and “Living the Beatitudes: a Journey to Life in Christ.”
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Keywords: Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield, associate general secretary, “Meeting Jesus Christ: Meditations on the Word,” Pauline Books and Media, Gospels, Scripture, Jesus, USCCB, U.S. bishops, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
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