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

Father Jim Phalan, C.S.C.

Father James Phalan, C.S.C., is a Catholic priest, member of the Congregation of Holy Cross and the National Director of Family Rosary. He served as a missionary for many years travelling the globe to help people come to Jesus through Mary as part of the Family Rosary team. Now he is happy to be serving back at home in the USA!

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3 Gardens: Eden, Gethsemane, and Your Garden

What if Adam and Eve didn’t sin? What would have come of it all? Don’t get me wrong: Eden must have been a nice place, but was it to be the end of the story? In any case, it was to be just the beginning of the human story. We have no way of knowing God’s Plan A, at this point, now after Adam and Eve provoked Plan B, i.e., the “after the fall” scenario.

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Found by Jesus - Family Reflection Video

In my years as a priest, I have been so blessed to have so many tell me of how they have been found by the Good Shepherd and how they have come to know Him. It’s impressive, that while each story is so personal and particular, these testimonies share something in common that is true and that I have found my own personal experience confirms.

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Who Are You? - Family Reflection Video

I want to ask you a simple question. It is in fact a simple question. Three words. It may be that you don’t find the answer so simple!!! Let’s see: Who are you?

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The Song of Songs and Mary Gardens: The Marriage of the Lamb

Our poor tired world can seem submerged and stuck in an opaque quagmire. Yet what does God intend? What is His perspective?

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Finding Fulfillment – Family Reflection Video

So now at Mass these days, as we leave Easter behind and get into Ordinary time, we are hearing the Sermon on the Mount. What’s going on these texts?

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May All Be One - Family Reflection Video

"May all be one!" May we be united, acting in harmony, and at peace. Particularly now as we are still coming out of Covid and humanity faces so much crisis and war; and situations that cause division all over the world. "May all be one" may speak to the deep longing of the human heart for connection and union, when we can often feel so separated, alone, and fearful. Christ articulates this human longing – and today's reading offers so much to humanity.

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