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

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Are We Merciful?: Family Reflection Video

In today’s reading from Isaiah and the Gospel of Matthew, the mercy of God is on full display. The question is, what does that mean for us? Does God want to remind us that He’s here for us like he was for Hezekiah and his disciples? Of course, it’s reassuring to know that when we need more time that God hears us. It’s also good to know that God understands that our bodies require food.

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Catholicism for the Senses: Family Reflection Video

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Celebrating family life

The Angels of the Lord Sing Backup!

At this time, we are often using the words: remote, virtual, and distant to describe our experience. We have become more aware of the space around us, and perhaps the longing for closeness within us. The Lord knows our deepest selves, and if we remain open to Him, He comes to us exactly where we are. In our prayer, we can ask for openness to the One who is always close to us.

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Saint Bonaventure and the Journey to God: Family Reflection Video

I have a young friend, Sophia, who’s four years old. Her grandmother told me recently that when Sophia heard that her grandfather was going to have some eye surgery, she immediately and quite naturally started to talk to God about the operation, very much like she was conversing and like He was talking back!

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The Power of an Hour: Making Choices

Jake Frost shares his technique for teaching children about the time-management decisions they make every day.

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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: Family Reflection Video

We celebrate today the life of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, a young women and member of the Mohawk Indians of North America who resisted pressure from her tribe to marry and instead entered the Jesuit mission near Montreal. At the age of 23 she made her public vow of perpetual virginity. She remained faithful to her culture devoting herself to good works and praying for her fellow Mohawks.

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