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

Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C.

Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C. is President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. He entered Holy Cross Fathers in 1964. He earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from Stonehill College in 1967 and a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. In addition to English, Father Willy is conversant in French and Spanish. He's a native of Old Town, Maine and one of 12 children. He remains a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox, even though he has served as Chaplain for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Celebrating family life  |  Holy lives of inspiration

The Gridiron: Family Reflection Video

Before Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, New England had appeared in one Super Bowl and lost. Then Bill Belichick and Tom Brady came along and led the Patriots to 11 Super Bowls and 6 Championships in 20 years. This data merely makes the connection between the Patriots and today’s saint. The connection: a gridiron. The saint: Lawrence the Martyr.

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The Voice of the Father: Family Reflection Video

Saint Peter in his letter says of Jesus, ‘He received honor and glory from the Father when that unique declaration came to him from the majestic glory, “This is my Son, my beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”’

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Learn more about our faith  |  Strengthening family unity

The Acorn Has It All: Family Reflection Video

Mighty oak trees line the carriage way leading to the main entrance of the stately 1905 mansion that became the administration building at Stonehill College. Still today visitors and employees often feel the sting of a random acorn striking them on the noggin!

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Catholicism for the Senses: Family Reflection Video

During the last four months Netflix, Amazon Prime and Turner Classic Movies have seen subscriptions skyrocket.

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Faith and Integrity Worth Dying For: Family Reflection Video

“My daughter has just died. But come, lay your hands on her, and she will live.” Matthew 9:18 In 1902, a child was martyred, Maria Goretti, not yet 12 years old. She was canonized in Rome in 1950 before the biggest crowd to witness a canonization up to that time. Her mother and her murderer were in attendance.

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The Flawed Men the Lord Chose: Family Reflection Video

“If you cannot preach like Peter, if you cannot pray like Paul, you can tell the Love of Jesus and say he died for all.” That is the second stanza of one of my favorite hymns, There is a Balm in Gilead.

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