The first Catholic book I ever bought was Fr. Groechel’s IN THE PRESENCE OF OUR LORD, The History, Theology, and Psychology of Eucharistic Devotion. Before becoming Catholic and having at the time having just moved to Florida where they had EWTN, I first saw him on EWTN talking with Mother Angelica about this book. I have probably listened to over a hundred hours of his tapes broadcast on the local Catholic radio station over the last five years. His book lighted the fire of love for the Eucharist that finally brought me into the Church. His wry humor, charity and love of the faith also showed me that while being a Catholic was a day to day challenge it was also fun.