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Sanctuaries of Faith - Weekday Homily Video

Sanctuaries of Faith - Weekday Homily Video

Strengthening family unity  |  Seasonal Reflections

Imagine your family as a garden. Sunlight streams through the windows, warming the soil where seeds of love, trust, and forgiveness have been planted. But remember, these seeds won't sprout overnight. Just like rain patiently nourishes the earth, God's love works steadily within our families, coaxing our relationships to blossom in their own time.



Lent is a season of introspection, but not isolation. We journey together, just like families. The struggles and joys we face are fertile ground for learning and growth. In the Lord's Prayer, we find a guidebook for this shared journey. It reminds us to prioritize our spiritual well-being, putting love and kindness ahead of material possessions. It teaches us to trust in God's provision, knowing that He offers not just food on the table, but also the sustenance of love, peace, and understanding.

Think of your family as a team, playing the most important game of all: love. There will be disagreements, like fumbles in a game. But just like teammates forgive each other and rise up stronger, we can choose to practice forgiveness, remembering that love endures all things.


Transformation of Our Homes


This Lent, let's transform our homes into sanctuaries of faith. Let prayer be the rain that nourishes our relationships, washing away negativity and cultivating compassion. Let trust be the sunshine that warms our hearts, reminding us that God is always present, guiding us towards love and unity.

What are some practical steps to transform our homes into sanctuaries of faith?

  • Create a prayer space
  • Pray together
  • Share faith stories
  • Serve together
  • Forgive and seek forgiveness
  • Cultivate gratitude
  • Engage with scripture
  • Attend Mass together
  • Encourage individual spiritual growth


Hold on to Hope


Friends and families, hold on to hope! The seeds of faith that you sow in the hearts of your children will never go without bearing fruit. Just like rain never returns empty, God's word planted in our hearts will bear fruit. We may not see it instantly, but with patience and love, our families will blossom into havens of faith, forgiveness, and unwavering love.

Remember, you are not alone on this journey. God walks beside you, and your family is your team. Together, you can create a home that reflects the kingdom of God on earth, a vibrant garden where love, trust, and forgiveness bloom eternally.

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About Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C.

Father Pinto Paul C.S.C., ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1999, worked with tribal populations in northeast India as a missionary for ten years. In 2010 he came to the US for further studies. While working as a campus minister at Stonehill College, he assisted pastors in local parishes, led seminars and workshops for teachers and students in the US and earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, Cambridge. He is currently working as the International Director of the Boston-based Holy Cross Family Ministries with missions in 18 countries.