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"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton

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Blessed Virgin Mary  |  praying the Rosary

Ten Virtues of Mary and the Rosary

Saint Louis de Montfort highlights ten imitation-worthy virtues of Our Blessed Mother in his writing, True Devotion to Mary. Some of these virtues we may recognize in ourselves; others offer us an opportunity to not only grow in awareness but also to grow in holiness.

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Strengthening family unity

Restless Hearts - Family Reflection Video

Listening to the author of the Book of Ecclesiastes, there is a lot of wisdom and much of it practical. What has been, that will be; what has been done, that will be done. Nothing is new under the sun. There is a lot for us to think about today when he says there is an appointed time for everything, and a time for everything under the heavens ... words often spoken at funerals because everyone acknowledges that there is a time to give birth and a time to die.

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Love thy Neighbor  |  Why pray?

In Every Age Lord, You Have Been Our Refuge - Family ReflectionVideo

In every age, Lord, you have been our refuge. Fortunately, we had at least one cheerful reminder in the midst of the pessimistic reading from the Book of Ecclesiastes, and the tyrant who beheaded John the Baptist mocked Jesus, had Him dressed in purple, and returned Him to Pilate for condemnation.

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Celebrating family life

Voices of Balance

We have moved into the new school year with all its possibilities. We may also feel a little nostalgia for years past. We often remember the past as simpler, easier – even if it wasn’t that simple. We know that life unfolds in relative time. Years fly by, and sometimes we feel “the day will never end.” With new challenges, what’s familiar gives way to uncertainty. Our experience beckons us to move forward; in this way, we test ourselves and deepen our experience of life – realizing who we are becoming. I believe we find God’s Spirit in our longing to grow – grace at work in our lives.

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Return to the Church  |  Strengthening family unity

In Weakness We Can Find Strength: Family Reflection Video

For grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Live in a manner worthy of the call you have received. We might ask but just what is meant by this? God has blessed us; God has infused his Spirit within us. Jesus entered our lives at our baptism.

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Love thy Neighbor  |  Strengthening family unity

Be More, Love More, Do More – Family Reflection Video

I heard this story from a homilist. “A man died and was admitted into heaven. The Angel gave him a brief tour around the Kingdom. What caught his attention were the numerous pairs of ears hanging all over. So, he asked the Angel, ‘What are those?’ The Angel replied, ‘Those are human ears.’ He asked, ‘But why are they here hanging all over the place?’

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