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

Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C.

Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C. is Chaplain at the Father Peyton Center in Easton, MA. Before coming to Holy Cross Family Ministries he served as a teacher and a parish priest. He also served for six years as a General Assistant of the Congregation in Rome, Italy. Originally from Fall River, MA, Father Leo grew up with eight siblings. Gifted with several languages, he is able to serve the Brazilian, Cape Verdean, Portuguese, Spanish and Haitian communities. When he's not greeting everyone who comes to the Father Peyton Center, you can find him regularly reading newspapers!

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Why pray?

Prayer Will Interpret the Here and Now: Family Reflection Video

A survey was done recently to find out where people go to find out information about the weather. The daily lives of many people are impacted by the weather.

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Holy lives of inspiration

Saint Teresa of Avila: Family Reflection Video

Saint Theresa of Avila, born in Avila, Spain in the year 1515 was a women of remarkable integration: she worked as hard as Martha at the many tasks of establishing convents of the Carmelite reform, but she drew her energy from the hours she spent sitting at the feet of Jesus and listening to him. She was a mystic, a religious reformer and one of the outstanding masters of prayer.

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Love thy Neighbor

Who Is My Neighbor? Family Reflection Video

What must I do to gain eternal life? A scholar of the law approached Jesus and asked him this question. Jesus wanted to know what the young man believed and asked him, and the young man said, “I must love God with my whole heart, with all my mind, all my strength and my neighbor as myself.”

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School of Mary

School of Mary: Pray the Holy Rosary

What is the Rosary? For some it is merely a collection of beads on a string but for others

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Holy lives of inspiration

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus: Family Reflection Video

Yesterday as Father Dave began his homily, he asked us if we were familiar with the expression “the patience of Job”. I think it would be safe to say that the saint we commemorate today, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus had the patience of Job. She was only fifteen years old when she entered the convent. She died at the age of 24 but from 15 to 24 she endured resentment from some of the other members of her community, experienced interior darkness and the onset of tuberculosis.           

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Holy lives of inspiration

Take Little, Give Much: Family Reflection Video

The saint we celebrate today is probably the most popular saint in modern history. Throughout his life he bore a double cross; painful wounds on his hands and side that bled for fifty years and the cross of being a living saint suffering from the pressure of people who flocked to see him.

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