Fr. Cedric's Biography

A religious of the Passionists of Holy Cross Province (C.P., The Congregation of the Passion); Fr. Cedric is best known for his evangelical missions and his television program “Live with Passion!” (Where to Watch)

Born: June 12, 1957 in Springfield, Massachusetts
          (of Italian, Slovak and Albanian descent)

Raised: Agawam (Feeding Hills), Massachusetts

Resides: Holy Name Retreat Center, Houston, TX (2001-present)

Education Ministry
Agawam High School
 — Graduated 1975
UMass at Amherst
 — BS in Social Work 1980
S. Illinois at Carbondale
 — Studied Philosophy 1984
Israel, Greece and Egypt
 — Studied Scriptures 1988
Northwestern University
 — Studied Speech and Drama 1988
Catholic Theological Union
 — Master of Divinity 1990
N. American College-Rome
 — Theological Study Program 2003
Youth Minister
 — Marceline, Chamois, St. Louis 1980-83
Professed Vows as Passionist Religious
 — September 8, 1985
Ordained a Deacon
 — September 14, 1990
Ordained a Priest
 — June 29, 1991
Preach evangelistic missions
 — United States and Canada 1990-present

Led Pilgrimage: Israel 1995
Led Pilgrimage: Israel, Greece, Rome 1999
Led Pilgrimage: Shrines of Italy 2001

Interests and Hobbies:

Prayer and preaching – Creating new TV episodes – Working with TBN, Daystar and EWTN – Traveling – National Parks – Exercising – Golf – Taking pictures of creation – Astronomy - Listening to Music - I love to ride my bike each day and take walks – Reading – Journaling – Watching Golf and Football on TV. 

On a more personal note:

Thank you for your interest in my life: I'm shy and introverted, but the Holy Spirit pushes me beyond myself. I love sports. Golf: Love watching on TV. Also: Go New England Patriots and Red Sox. I work out every day (A lifestyle!): elliptical, bike, treadmill, sit-ups, weights and stretching. I ride a bike every day. Like flying! I love listening to music – both Religious: Amy Grant!; and Rock/Pop: especially music from the 70's and 80's. I hardly ever go to the movies. I have a two TV producers: Creating TV episodes is the hardest and most rewarding thing I do! I love writing. My latest and 25th book: Real Life! Writing is a prayer for me. Despite all my traveling, I still love to sit by the window on the plane, praying and marveling at the sights. I love simply taking walks, breathing the air and feeling the Sun!  My favorites? The National Parks...During the Pandemic, my TV ministry blossomed. I am preaching missions again Florida in Lent, New Orleans in Easter. Michigan in June. Travel.  Thanks for checking out some of what I am into. You are so kind to be interested in my life! ~ Fr. Cedric Grace to you! 


As an Author

Live Passionately!
Glorious Holy Spirit
Thy Kingdom Come!
You Can Change
Death: The Final Surrender
Come Encounter Jesus
Golf and God
Eucharist: A Living Sacrifice
God's Not Boring!
A Retreat with Fr. Cedric
He Touched Me
You Can Be Happy
Kept in Christ
Seasons of Life
The Sacred Walk
Choose Life and Live!
Rise! Living the Risen Life
You Are Loved!
Challenges Make Champions
More Than Conquerors
Windows of Wisdom

The Sacred Quest
Your Best Lent Ever!
There Is a Solution
Real Life/ Real Issues/ Real Solutions




Fr. Cedric Ministries
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