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

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Healing Deep Wounds

It was a shocking moment for onlookers: a man full of leprosy comes close to Jesus and throws himself down. Jesus touches him and he is immediately cured. Leprosy was not only horrifying to people at that time, the Levitical Law even mandated that those with leprosy be declared unclean and live in isolation!

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Celebrating family life

Day 7: A Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton's Birth

Please join our community around the world in praying this novena for your family and all families. We do this for the nine days leading up to Venerable Patrick Peyton's anniversary of birth on January 9 in gratitude for his memory and timeless message to all families, "The Family That Prays Together Stays Together."

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Saint André Bessette - Family Reflection Video

At birth his name was Alfred. He was born on August 9, 1845 in Mont-Saint-Grégoire, Quebec, Canada. Because he was sickly, he was given emergency baptism. When he was 10, his father died in an accident at work in the woods and at 12 his mother followed suit. Now an orphan, he moved from one poor relative’s home to another.

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Celebrating family life

Day 6: A Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton's Birth

Please join our community around the world in praying this novena for your family and all families. We do this for the nine days leading up to Venerable Patrick Peyton's anniversary of birth on January 9 in gratitude for his memory and timeless message to all families, "The Family That Prays Together Stays Together."

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To Love is to Know God - Family Reflection Video

It was a quiet afternoon in the ministry. With the cold weather, and the closures due to the pandemic, few people passed through the offices and chapel. Even the Gregorian chant that is heard in our foyer was quiet, due to a mechanical problem. Together these happenings created a still environment for me to review the Scriptures. It wasn’t long before receiving an inspiration: "If we love one another, God remains in us, and His love is brought to perfection in us."

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Celebrating family life

Day 5: A Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton's Birth

Please join our community around the world in praying this novena for your family and all families. We do this for the nine days leading up to Venerable Patrick Peyton's anniversary of birth on January 9 in gratitude for his memory and timeless message to all families, "The Family That Prays Together Stays Together."

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