Fr Dwight LongeneckerFr. 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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OSV books

Praying the Rosary for Inner HealingPraying the Rosary for Inner Healing (2008) -- Discover the parallels between your life and the Mysteries of the Rosary while experiencing the healing graces of Our Lady. Where our lives are characterized by trauma, stress, pain, or sadness, this ancient contemplative prayer can bring acceptance, understanding, and joy.

Through a series of stories, reflections, and prayerful meditations, Fr. Longenecker reveals a powerful and very personal approach to using the Rosary as a process of transformation and healing from the inside out.

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Praying the Rosary for Spiritual Warfare (2016) -- We are in a war with evil. It’s real, and it’s personal.

Praying the Rosary for Spiritual WarfareHere is your weapon, and here is a warrior to fight beside you. In this book you’ll learn to pray the Rosary in a whole new way, battling along-side Mary as you pray the 20 mysteries.Each mystery is aligned with a particular evil, helping you focus on everything from abortion, murder, and genocide, to materialism, illness, and disease, to pollution, corruption, and abuse of the poor.

Through Scripture, reflection, and ten positive things to pray for in each of the mysteries, you’ll gain a vision for how the demonic evils can be trampled down through prayer and action.

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Other works

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