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

Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C.

Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C. is from the Northeast India Province of Holy Cross. A native of Kerala, Father Jilson has been serving in a parish and school ministry since his ordination twelve years ago. He joins the Family Rosary team as an Assistant, while he works to study Pastoral Counseling in the Boston area. With a personal devotion to Mother Mary, Father Jilson is thrilled to be working to enhance family prayer through the Rosary. And if you ever need a listening ear or want to play a board game, Father Jilson’s your guy!

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Seasonal Reflections

Inadequacy Meets Abundance: Family Reflection Video

When Jesus senses a grave need to feed the crowd, he turns to his disciples to feed them. Like the boy in my story today, the task before them looked so big that they failed to see the power of the One who asked them to do the task.

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Stay Near The Fire: A Family Reflection Video

On a winter evening, a pastor and a member of his parish were sitting beside a fireplace chatting about life. The pastor was trying to interest the parishioner in giving his spiritual life a higher priority. The man insisted he could be a good person without the mass and other requirements of the Church...

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Holy lives of inspiration

A Wake-Up Call: Family Reflection Video

Today’s Gospel reading reminds me of a riddle we used to ask kids.

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Love thy Neighbor

What Matters Most? Family Reflection Video

Late for a meeting, John ran out of the house that morning without giving his young daughter a kiss.

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The Holy Guardian Angels Explained: Family Reflection Video

We recall our childhood experience of sitting with our parents or grandparents listening to stories of Guardian angels protecting and guiding us, and learning bedtime prayers like this one: Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom His love, commits me here, ever this day, be on my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen!

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Women Followers of Jesus: Family Reflection Video

The Gospel of Luke is considered the Gospel of women. Luke presents most episodes emphasizing the relationship of Jesus with women. The novelty is not only in the presence of the women around Jesus but also in His attitude concerning them.

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