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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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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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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Why pray?

Follow-Me Moments: Family Reflection Video

As his lifelong desire for the priesthood was beginning to diminish, he received a letter that changed his life.

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Why pray?

Made Clean: Family Reflection Video

I am intrigued by the confidence and conviction of this leper from the street. His miseries did not lessen his faith and hope in the power of a merciful God.

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