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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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School of Mary

School of Mary: Twenty Ways the Rosary Will Benefit Your Family

Why is the Rosary the perfect family prayer? Fr. Willy Raymond, C.S.C., details 20 reasons to pray the Rosary.

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Why pray?

Called to be Missionary Disciples: Family Reflection Video

Friends, today we celebrate the feast of Saints Simon and Jude. Like them, all of us by our baptism are called by Jesus Christ to be missionary disciples of the good news. Let me share two true stories with you.

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Holy lives of inspiration

The Memorial of Saint John Paul II: Family Reflection Video

On October 16th 2002 the late John Paul II signed his inspiring Apostolic letter The Rosary of the Virgin Mary. In it he described the Rosary as the school of Mary where we are led to contemplate the beauty on the face of Christ in union with Mary and to experience the depths of his love.

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School of Mary

The School of Mary: A Brief History of the Rosary

People of all ages and ethnicities dangle them from the rear view mirrors of cars and trucks. Hollywood celebrities wear them around their necks as fashion statements.

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Freedom, Humility and Charity

Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez came up to bat. The pitcher tossed a fastball right down the middle of the plate in Alex’s sweet spot. What amazed me was the ease and fluidity with which he swung the bat and hit the home run right out of the park. I could not have accomplished such a feat in one hundred years!

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School of Mary

The Perfect Family Prayer: Family Reflection Video

The family Rosary is a beautiful, spiritual, unifying experience for those families who make it part of their daily routine. Here's why ...

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