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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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Reaching Out to Jesus: Family Reflection Video

Jesus must have had extraordinary appeal as evidenced in the people who kept following Him. What did they see in Jesus? What was it about His person that was so appealing that people wanted to be around Him, close to Him?

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Strengthening family unity

Clean Garments: Family Rosary Reflection

There are times when bible passages use examples to make a point, to teach a lesson … when to repeat them can be awkward and sometimes embarrassing. The temptation is to avoid any reference to them. The passage today from the prophet Jeremiah presents us with this dilemma.

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Holy lives of inspiration

Saint Bridget of Sweden: Family Reflection Video

I first met up with Bridget of Sweden when I moved to Rome in 1986. One of my responsibilities was to acquaint visiting members of my congregation to some of our history in Rome.

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Holy lives of inspiration

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: Family Reflection Video

We celebrate today the life of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, a young women and member of the Mohawk Indians of North America who resisted pressure from her tribe to marry and instead entered the Jesuit mission near Montreal. At the age of 23 she made her public vow of perpetual virginity. She remained faithful to her culture devoting herself to good works and praying for her fellow Mohawks.

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Healing the family

A Light Unto Our Feet: Family Reflection Video

I recently read short story by Carrie Bucalo that appeared on the pages of the worship aid Magnificat entitled Bread Crumbs. Carrie shared that as a child she found herself walking through life’s dark forest. She figured she would be lost forever, cast far outside the reach of family and love. She was afraid and struggled to find her way back.

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Strengthening family unity

Loyalty and Surrender: Family Reflection Video

Do you know what a bearing wall is? St. Paul did. He described it in the Letter to the Ephesians. Christ is our bearing wall, a wall that bears the weight of a house from top to bottom.

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