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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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Why pray?

They Went Through the Villages: Family Reflection Video

We learned a few things at this conference…

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Healing the family  |  Why pray?

Messiah: Take Up Your Cross Each Day and Follow Me

Last week, Holy Cross Family Ministries celebrated our annual Healing Mass. We all need healing in one way or another, and we are grateful for those who could attend as well as those who were with us in spirit. You all contribute to making our ministry a beautiful community, where faith and friendship grow. Here is my homily from the event.

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Love thy Neighbor

A Centurion's Faith: Family Reflection Video

A commanding man brings Jesus his humility.

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Why pray?

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross: Family Reflection Video

The Cross is just a piece of the puzzle…

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Healing the family

Rise and Stand in the Midst: Family Reflection Video

Jesus heals more than boo boos.

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Strengthening family unity

Follow Jesus's Word: Family Reflection Video

What makes us worthy of the Lord?

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