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Reflections of Family and Faith

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

Maria Riley

Maria Riley is a passionate Catholic writer and editor who loves volunteering when she’s not writing or mom-ing. Maria is the author of a new Catholic children’s chapter book series: Adventures with the Saints (releasing Fall 2022). Visit her at or on social media @mariarileyauthor.

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Strengthening family unity  |  Why pray?

Finding Pockets of Time to Pray

Maria Riley describes how she has learned to turn tiny pockets of time over to God. When I run into other moms at church, in the neighborhood, or the grocery store, I find that I am having the same conversation over and over. I say, “Hi! How are you?” and she replies, “Busy!”

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