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

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The Legend of Saint Valentine - Family Reflection Video

According to the legend, Roman Emperor Claudius II forbade young men from marrying. He believed marriage weakened soldiers. A certain Bishop Valentine, however, believed in the power of love and the institution of marriage. He bravely held secret marriage ceremonies in direct opposition to Claudius’ laws.

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Praying the Interruptions

During my teaching years, I had to wake up at 3:30 AM to avoid the worst of the commuter traffic. When the alarm clock sounded, I could hear myself quietly praying – O Lord! It’s so early!

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Prayer – Hills And Sleds

Around here, we can have some snowy days this time of year. Snow can be challenging. It can be a joy.

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Praying for the World

For Christmas, we gave our middle grandson a world globe. It provides a wonderful adventure for exploring our planet, its rotation, national boundaries, time zones, longitude, latitude, land, and seas. Indeed, it is a colorful spherical graphic of our home in the grandest sense, a three-dimensional resource for learning – at his fingertips. There is no touch screen, no batteries. It does not light up. It simply teaches at a glance: geography, human society, climate, and more. It is also a depiction of God’s creation.

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Day 9: A Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton's Birth

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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Day 8: A Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton's Birth

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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