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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

God’s Way and Not My Way: Family Reflection

The scourge of the Coronavirus has brought pain and heartache to millions but many of us are also rediscovering some values that appear to have been forgotten in recent years among them concern and caring for one another and yes reaching out and touching one another something we are discouraged from doing during this crisis.

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Celebrating family life  |  Love thy Neighbor

A Parent’s Wish for Their Child: Family Reflection Video

In a sermon he delivered in a Baptist church, the Rev. Martin Luther King preached about the Drum Major Instinct that characterizes some people today.

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Seasonal Reflections

We Empty Self to Let Mercy and Forgiveness In: Family Reflection Video

I noticed our receptionist was changing the water in a small glass container that appeared to have a floating flower in it. I told her the flower was beautiful, but she added that it also contained a goldfish. It was a birthday gift. She said the old water had become stale and soiled, and that new water would provide new life for her fish.

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Seasonal Reflections

God’s Word Feeds our Souls: Family Reflection Video

As a young novice for the Congregation of Holy Cross our early training took place on a farm.

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Return to the Church  |  Why pray?

With Faith Everything is Possible: Family Reflection Video

Before he even finished asking Jesus for help, Jesus replied, “If you can! Everything is possible to one who has faith.” (Mark 9:23)

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Love thy Neighbor

Faith and Works Go Hand in Hand: Family Reflection Video

Saint James had a one liner in the Scripture reading today that sliced through his entire letter about faith and works. Faith, if it does not have works, is dead.

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