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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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Why pray?

The Floating Zoo! Exploring Genesis: Family Reflection Video

How does Noah’s Ark speak to the situation we are in today? Well, God had asked Noah and his family to move into the Ark. They would live in tight quarters and they had no idea how long they would be on the water. While the instructions to build the Ark had many details, they did not come with a handbook for weathering the storm. 

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Learn more about our faith  |  Why pray?

Beware of Unexplored Traditions: Family Reflection Video

A woman always cut off the ends of a ham before putting it into the pan and setting it in the oven. She did this every holiday. When a friend asked her the reason, she looked perplexed and said, “I don’t know. My mother always did it." So the woman went to ask her mother why she trimmed the ham, and the mother replied, "Because that's what my mother, your Grandmother, did."

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Healing the family

Who is Jesus? What Could He Do for Us? Family Reflection Video

In today’s gospel, Mark draws us in to feel King Herod’s fear when he learns of the miracles being performed by a man named Jesus and hears the crowd saying that this miracle-worker is John the Baptist risen from the dead. Herod was afraid. And he had reason to be afraid.

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Holy lives of inspiration

Quality, not Quantity – the Life of St. Agnes: Family Reflection Video

Today, we celebrate the feast of St. Agnes, who was martyred when she was only twelve or thirteen. Why was a child of this age martyred? How could she have accomplished enough in these few years?

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Love thy Neighbor

Love Is A Commitment: Family Reflection Video

It is said that the apostle John, in his old age, was so weak that someone would have to carry him to meetings. At the end of the meetings, someone would help him stand for his exhortation. Invariably, he would say, “Little children, let us love one another.” His disciples growing weary of hearing him say the same words, repeatedly asked him why he did it. He replied, “Because it is the Lord’s commandment, and if only this is said, it is enough.”

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Holy lives of inspiration

Be an Elizabeth in the Lives of Others - Family Reflection Video

"Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.” Intriguingly, Luke doesn’t tell us why Mary traveled with a haste 70-80 miles to see her cousin Elizabeth?

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