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

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My Catholic Conversion Testimony

Johanna Stamps explores the longing she experienced before her conversion and how each misconception gave way to a calling to a life of holiness.

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One Body, One Spirit

Being a missionary in a multicultural context, sometimes, I received questions that helped me deepen my faith and strengthen my conviction to live for Christ. One day a non-Christian colleague asked, “When we distribute prasad (a sweet dish offered to gods or goddesses), we distribute to everyone present; why do you Catholics limit hospitality to your own? After all, Jesus had table fellowship with all!” Admittedly, I had to research and reflect a little more to give him a convincing yet realistic answer.

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God Guides the Covenant Family - Family Reflection Video

At Mass this week we have been hearing from the Book of Tobit. For those who haven’t been able to follow, today we are coming to the conclusion: after a very successful trip to Media, guided by the Archangel Raphael disguised as a human, Tobit’s son Tobias returns home to Nineveh and heals his father’s blindness through a remedy Raphael has given him.

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Cracks of Gold

Ellen Mongan recalls how she learned to mend broken friendships God's way.

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In Memory of Father Peyton - Family Reflection Video

Friends, Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., was in many ways a mystic who lived with one foot in heaven and one on earth. On this, the 29th anniversary of his death, I would like to share two simple glimpses into his charism: One is from an incident in 1953 and the second is a testimony from his mentor, Father Cornelius Hagerty, C.S.C., in 1963.

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A Renaissance Mary Garden

This painting was created around 1410, in the earliest days of the European Renaissance. The realistic people, lush colors, and the extreme attention to detail are all themes that dominated this great artistic period. What had not changed, however, was the love and devotion to Mary. 

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