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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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Love thy Neighbor

Why Do We Judge Others? Family Reflection Video

Do you ever find yourself passing judgement on others? Why does this happen? People were always passing judgement about Jesus.

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Holy lives of inspiration

The Whisper of God: Family Reflection Video

“Hear, O Lord, the sound of my call; have pity on me and answer me.” The psalmist today speaks of a longing to connect with God … a longing that I believe many of us seek today.

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Healing the family  |  Why pray?

Why Are You Testing Me? Family Reflection Video

Why are you testing me! There are some people today who see the pandemic and the corona virus as God testing us.

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Jesus’ Final Words of Consolation: Family Reflection Video

Several times while reading the Scriptures today I asked myself what must be going through the minds of Christians as Jesus shares these final words with God the Father the night before he dies. His words are so different from what we ordinarily hear from many people who face death.

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Strengthening family unity

The Holy Spirit Will be Our Guide: Family Reflection Video

God is to be found everywhere … including on a rock formation where exhausted St. Paul sought refuge and a place to pray. There he met Lydia, and some other women who had gathered along the river.

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Matthias and Me: Family Reflection Video

It is sometimes said of people who take on a new position or job that they will have a tough act to follow. Today however that would not be said of Matthias, the apostle who was selected to replace Judas who betrayed Jesus.    

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