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

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Celebrating family life

Day 7 - Novena of Prayer for Families

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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Holy lives of inspiration

Memorial of St. André Bessette: Family Reflection Video

More than a million people attended his funeral in the dead of winter in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Who was this saint and what do you know about him?

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Celebrating family life

Day 6 - Novena of Prayer for Families

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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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Love thy Neighbor

Love Is A Commitment: Family Reflection Video

It is said that the apostle John, in his old age, was so weak that someone would have to carry him to meetings. At the end of the meetings, someone would help him stand for his exhortation. Invariably, he would say, “Little children, let us love one another.” His disciples growing weary of hearing him say the same words, repeatedly asked him why he did it. He replied, “Because it is the Lord’s commandment, and if only this is said, it is enough.”

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Celebrating family life

Day 5 - Novena of Prayer for Families

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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Holy lives of inspiration

The Challenge and Inspiration of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: Family Reflection video

I was ten years old and had my first … and only … theatrical experience. O.K, to be honest, it was only in front of Ms. Morgan’s fourth grade class and I didn’t say a word. I played William Magee Seton, the husband of today’s St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. I can vividly remember standing with Mary LaFlamme who told the story of this holy woman—the first native born American citizen to be recognized as a Saint.

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