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Reflections of Family and Faith

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

Allison Gingras

Allison Gingras works for Family Rosary, Catholic Mom and the Diocese of Fall River as a social media and digital specialist. She is the author of Encountering Signs of Faith (Fall 2022, Ave Maria Press). Allison developed the Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women series including her volumes—The Gift of Invitation and Seeking Peace (OSV). Podcast host of A Seeking Heart with Allison Gingras and a co-host of Catholic Momcast.

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Venerable Patrick Peyton  |  museum of family prayer

A Walk through the Museum of Family Prayer

Over fifteen years ago, a friend invited me to Mass at The Father Peyton Center in North Easton, Massachusetts. On the ride there, she recounted the remarkable life of a holy man, devoted to the Blessed Mother, with an almost single-minded desire to help families pray together, especially the Rosary. It would be the first time I heard Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C.'s message that, "The family that prays together stays together." I was intrigued and a little excited to visit this prayerful place and learn more about him, but little did I know how special this now Venerable priest would become to me as he's been for decades for families across the globe.

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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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Celebrating family life  |  seasonal reflection

Celebrating the Assumption of Mary

Some days in the Liturgical season, by their cultural and religious nature, lend themselves better to celebrating as a family than others—such as Christmas and Easter. Yet, every Solemnity, Memorial, or Feast in the Catholic Church is worthy of acknowledging in some special way. For families, additional feast days can offer beautiful teachable moments and the creation of lifetime memories. This month, the Church will celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15, commemorating the entry of Mary into heaven—body and soul. The Assumption falls into the category of “Solemnity,” which means it is among the highest rank feast days celebrating a mystery of faith.

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Easter season

Attending the School of Mary

In his writing, True Devotion to Mary, Saint Louis de Montfort highlights ten imitation-worthy virtues of Our Blessed Mother. Some virtues we may already recognize in ourselves; others may offer an opportunity to grow in personal awareness as we work toward holiness.

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A Catholic Mom Marian Consecration

We invite you to join the Catholic Mom community in a personal (or family) Consecration to Jesus through Mary, via our social media channels.

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Saint Joseph Teaches Us to Be Receptive to Grace

Saint Joseph, the beloved foster father and protector of Mary and Jesus, cooperated with the grace of God to help bring Jesus into our world. Joseph teaches us how, we too, can journey with Mary and Jesus and welcome them into our hearts and homes. The force that moved so profoundly within the Holy Family was grace. The undeserved yet freely given gift of God’s Holy Spirit working deep within us, which helps us know, love, and serve God. Since Mary is full of grace, we can deduce that grace comes with exceptional power and blessings.   

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