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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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A Promise of Hope: Family Reflection Video

One of the stories in the Indian epic Mahabharata begins with Arjuna asking Krishna, “Why Karna is known to be more bounteous than me?” In response, Krishna showed a gold mountain and asked Arjuna to distribute it to the people in a day.

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Healing the family  |  Why pray?

How Can We Know the Way? Family Reflection Video

As the entire human family experiences the COVID-19 crisis, questions linger in our minds like the one Thomas asked: “How can we know the way?” How can we know the way when a loved one or friend dies: when death shatters our world and nothing makes sense anymore?  How can we know the way when life gives us what we never asked for?

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Seasonal Reflections

Realigning Our Lives According to God’s Plan: Family Reflection

Today is the solemnity of the feast of Annunciation which heralds the beginning of a new era, the era of our redemption. This new era of salvation becomes flesh in Mary’s womb. Why was Mary chosen to be the Mother of God? Her life was simple. She learned to do the tasks that other girls of her age learned: those needed to be a good homemaker. There was nothing extraordinary about her external life.

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Return to the Church  |  Strengthening family unity

Amid Hopelessness and Uncertainties: Family Reflection

Brothers and sisters, I’m no healthcare expert, but a minister of the Word and the Sacraments who believes that we have someone to go to during our crisis. Yes, the Lord! He comforts us at this time of great uncertainties caused by COVID-19, as he consoled the Israelites through the prophet Hosea. Hosea encourages and instills hope and invites them to return to the Lord.

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Love thy Neighbor  |  Seasonal Reflections

The Sheep and the Goats: Family Reflection Video

The Gospel today illustrates two distinct groups, described as goats and sheep, distinguished by their attitude toward “the least.” The reality is, most of us are both.

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Seasonal Reflections

The Honeymoon Period: Family Reflection Video

Jesus’ teachings were radical because they focused on the conversion of the heart rather than external behaviors. He transformed people by helping them rearrange their priorities and refocus their choices.

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