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Pray Together to Forgive Each Other: Family Reflection Video

Pray Together to Forgive Each Other: Family Reflection Video

Healing the family

We receive testimonials from couples all around the world who have healed their relationships by praying together. These people found that Venerable Patrick Peyton was right when he said, “The family that prays together stays together.”

These couples also discovered that Pope Francis had good insight when he said,

"There is no perfect family. We do not have perfect parents; we are not perfect; we do not marry a perfect person or have perfect children. We have complaints from each other. We disappoint each other. So, there is no healthy marriage or a healthy family without the exercise of forgiveness. Forgiveness is vital to our emotional health and spiritual survival. Without forgiveness, the family becomes an arena of conflict and a stronghold of hurt.”  

To forgive another can be difficult. To forgive ourselves can be even harder. But, the one who said, "Courage child, your sins are forgiven," is still inviting us to receive His forgiveness. He invites us to accept His forgiveness and then “Rise up, pick up your stretcher and go home,” and pray with your family so that you may forgive each other.

Are we ready to accept His forgiveness? Are we ready to rise and go home to pray with our families, for insight into our sins, and for strength and courage to forgive ourselves and them?

  • Father Pinto's inspirational homily was recorded live this morning during Mass at the Father Peyton Center. Please view the video on our Facebook page. (You don't need a Facebook account to view.)

  • To view Rosary prayer and Mass streaming live, please visit our Facebook page at 11:30 am EDT, Monday – Friday. Please invite your loved ones to join us too! (You don't need a Facebook account to view.)   

About Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C.

Father Pinto Paul C.S.C., ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1999, worked with tribal populations in northeast India as a missionary for ten years. In 2010 he came to the US for further studies. While working as a campus minister at Stonehill College, he assisted pastors in local parishes, led seminars and workshops for teachers and students in the US and earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, Cambridge. He is currently working as the International Director of the Boston-based Holy Cross Family Ministries with missions in 17 countries.