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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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Seasonal Reflections

The Ashes: Family Reflection Video

“Hey, the Catholics are giving out ashes!”

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Return to the Church

Secular Monks: Family Reflection Video

He was raised Catholic, but he is no longer a believer. He is a Stoic, a practitioner of Vipassana meditation and a biohacker. He is 43, unmarried, and childless.

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Why pray?

The Miracle Of Lourdes: Family Reflection Video

There are three remarkable moments in today’s celebration of Our Lady of Lourdes:

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Healing the family

The First Step to Healing: Family Reflection Video

There are many veterans of wars and of gang violence, and people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction around us. So many families have to deal with troubled loved ones. There are no easy solutions … but is there hope?

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20 Reasons to Pray

Recently I came across a news story about research indicating that people who pray live longer...

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Strengthening family unity

The Kingdom is a Person: Family Reflection Video

A Congressman died and went to heaven. When he arrived, Saint Peter greeted him warmly: “Welcome, Congressman.”

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