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

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No Rosary? No Problem! 5-Finger Rosary Hack

Monica McConkey offers a little practical tip for busy Catholics trying to squeeze in their daily Rosary.

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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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Holy lives of inspiration

Saint Teresa of Avila: Family Reflection Video

Saint Theresa of Avila, born in Avila, Spain in the year 1515 was a women of remarkable integration: she worked as hard as Martha at the many tasks of establishing convents of the Carmelite reform, but she drew her energy from the hours she spent sitting at the feet of Jesus and listening to him. She was a mystic, a religious reformer and one of the outstanding masters of prayer.

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Why pray?

The Rosary and Life in the Spirit: Family Reflection Video

Soon after becoming Pope, St. John Paul II proclaimed: Open wide the doors to Christ: Do not be afraid. Words that reverberated throughout his papacy … and words we need to hear now!

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CatholicMom  |  School of Mary

My Rosary Story: Mary, a Spiritual Mother for Us All

Lisa Hendey explores how the Rosary invokes Mary over and over to be a part of our lives.

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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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