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Fr. Dwight Longenecker is an American who has spent most of his life living and working in England.
Fr. Dwight was brought up in an evangelical home in Pennsylvania. After graduating from the fundamentalist Bob Jones University with degrees in speech and English, he went on to study theology at Oxford University. He was eventually ordained as an Anglican priest and served as a curate, a school chaplain in Cambridge and a country parson on the Isle of Wight.
Realizing that he and the Anglican Church were on divergent paths, in 1995 Fr. Dwight and his family were received into the Catholic Church. In 2006 Fr. Dwight accepted a post as chaplain to St Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville, South Carolina. This brought him and his family back, not only to his hometown, but also to the American Bible belt, and hometown of Bob Jones University. In December 2006 he was ordained as a Catholic priest under the special pastoral provision for married former Anglican clergy. He now serves as parish priest of Our Lady of the Rosary parish in Greenville.
Fr. Dwight enjoys movies, blogging, books, riding his motorcycle and visiting Benedictine monasteries. He’s married to Alison. They have four children: Benedict, Madeleine, Theodore and Elias. They live in Greenville, South Carolina, with a black Labrador named Anna, a chocolate Lab named Felicity, a cat named James and various other pets.
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Fr. Dwight's Latest from OSV: Praying the Rosary for Inner Healing, Second Edition
In a very practical way, Fr. Dwight Longenecker invites you to consider how each of the events in the lives of Jesus and Mary, represented by the mysteries of the Rosary, corresponds to an event or stage in your own life. Through stories, reflections, and prayerful meditations, you will uncover areas where you may need Christ’s healing touch, and learn how to take them to him in prayer through Our Lady.
Learn to pray the Rosary for inner healing and discover a new life in Christ that is radiant, abundant, and free.