Priest honored by the local NBC affiliate Kare 11

Here is some nice news on TV about a Catholic Priest - Must see the Video Interview, it’s a very touching peice.

by Kare 11 TV - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reporter Jeff Olson
Photojournalist Deb Lyndahl RAPIDS, Minn. – Father Bernard Reiser of the Church of the Epiphany has been honored by the local NBC affiliate Kare 11 - With a 2011 Eleven Who Care award.

Bernard Reiser was born in 1924 to farmers Aloys and Otillia Reiser.

“She, a very kindly gentle individual,” Father Reiser said, describing his parents. “He was a strong, deliberate person.”

Father Reiser says his parents have been the inspiration for his life’s work. “Know where you’re going, what you’re doing and what you’re about. I’ve brought that into my priesthood.”

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In July 2011 Fr Bernard Reiser’s book Reiser’s Ramblings, has received a positive review and strong recommendation from the reputable Midwest Book Review and has earned the Catholic Writers’ Guild “Seal of Approval”. In addition other Christians have given touching reviews from spiritual nourishment that the pages contain.

These ramblings memoirs are composed of moving, funny, and profound vignettes that blur the line between sermon and a story. Like a homily, Father will share a little scripture with a story that helps readers understand that verse and, even more, learn to live it.

Read in this book a sincere glimpse into the heart and soul of a religious man serving the people around him; his memories from childhood to an inspiring account of his priestly life, which spans over 60 years that stared in 1949.

All profits from the sale of Reiser’s Ramblings go to Haitian relief efforts sponsored by Reiser Relief Inc.; a volunteer run non-profit 501©(3) corporation founded by Father Reiser, who has been involved with Haiti outreach programs for over 13 years - The late Rev. Bernard Reiser’s spiritual book, “Reiser’s Ramblings,” has earned an honorable mention in the May 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award Contest. This honor is a nationally recognized literary award that recognizes salient writing published by small publishers across the country over a variety of categories.

Reiser’s Ramblings” by Fr. Bernard Reiser has been selected the WINNER of the 2012 Indie Excellence Award in the category of Religion-Non-Fiction.

All profits from book sales will go to help the people of Haiti through Reiser’s Relief Inc, founded by Fr. Reiser.

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Words from Father Reiser " From the depths of my heart, we will see many more blessings from the Lord in the times to come. We must trust in the Lord with our hearts and spend our time in adoration and participate in the Holy Mass frequently. Continue to pray the rosary and meditate on the mysteries of Our Lord’s life. Keep moving forward in the light of Our Lord Jesus Christ."

About the book - “Reiser’s Ramblings” is a collection of daily/weekly meditations/devotions ~ daily reflections from the best columns written over the past three decades by Fr. Bernard Reiser, former pastor of Epiphany Parish in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. From farm living to an eternity in Heaven, Fr. Reiser brings together a wonderful collection of Christian spiritual “ramblings” that all of us can take to heart.

We end up with a lovely book of short, easily read reminiscences and edifying stories and thoughts, with each column titled. The reader is meant ponder the spiritual message and meaning in each column and how, or if, it applies to each individual life. The writings talk of his growing up in a farming family, to teaching you how to start and continue having a relationship with God, and the people around you.

The columns in the book are separated into six sections: Early Life and Key Influences; The Wonder of God’s Creation; Our Place in God’s World; Counting Our Blessings; God’s Grace at Work Within Us; All Eyes on Heaven. Each column is titled and short. So we end up with reminiscences and a lovely book of short, easily read edifying stories and thoughts.

As quoted from The U.S. Review of Books website May 13th 2012: “Reiser’s Ramblings”, - A collection of weekly newsletter columns from the former pastor of the rural Epiphany Parish in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, this book is a mixture of humorous, sad, nostalgic, and inspirational pieces. By turns thoughtful, provocative, or just plain funny, it is the kind of book one can sample, read and reread, or share stories from with family and friends. It is nicely illustrated with black and white photos and drawings. The columns are short, but memorable, and always provide something to think about or learn from. Never stuffy or preachy, Reiser has created an enjoyable reflection of life.”

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