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

Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C.

Father Pinto Paul C.S.C., ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1999, worked with tribal populations in northeast India as a missionary for ten years. In 2010 he came to the US for further studies. While working as a campus minister at Stonehill College, he assisted pastors in local parishes, led seminars and workshops for teachers and students in the US and earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, Cambridge. He is currently working as the International Director of the Boston-based Holy Cross Family Ministries with missions in 17 countries.

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Strengthening family unity

Humility in Leadership: Family Reflection Video

Leadership is the most influential factor in the success of any organization: a business, a church or a family. I know of a group of families that is growing and thriving beautifully as a Domestic Church clearly because of the leader's leadership. I would call him a level 5 leader.

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Return to the Church

Nothing Can Stop You: Family Reflection Video

A while back, I went for a retreat with the Sisters of Bethlehem in Livingston Manor in Upper New York state. These sisters are cloistered, living in hermitages. The hermitage is a place where these sisters live in seclusion from the world for religious reasons. They have hardly any interaction with the outside world … but I would say they are the center of the world through the power of prayer!

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Love thy Neighbor  |  Strengthening family unity

Grace and Forgiveness: Family Reflection Video

Healing begins with your willingness to forgive yourself first. Today I would like to share with you first, two true stories of two families who lost a beloved child in a tragic accident. Second, the difference between forgiving and not forgiving oneself. Third, the grace and forgiveness offered by the Lord to us.

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Return to the Church  |  Strengthening family unity

Commitment to the Task: Family Reflection Video

Shakespeare’s Hamlet says, "the time is out of joint" (Act I, scene 5) expressing his idea that his world is not sane and that things are not as they should be. And he continues with “I was born to set it right!"

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Strengthening family unity

God's Rhythm: Family Reflection Video

Many parents are filled with hopes for and anxieties about their teenage children. One young mother who was realizing a hope for her teen age son was happy to share with me that her teenage son was joining her and the younger sibling to pray the Rosary as a family. He not only joined them but was volunteering to lead.

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Love thy Neighbor  |  Strengthening family unity

Keeping Our Families Alive: Family Reflection Video

The survival of the nuclear family is at the crossroads. Two-parent households are on the decline in the United States as divorce, remarriage and cohabitation are on the rise.

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