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

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Day 1: 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 nine days, finishing on Venerable Patrick Peyton's anniversary of birth on January 9. As we pray, we also thank God for Father Peyton's memory and his timeless message to all families, "The Family That Prays Together Stays Together."

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Prayer, The New Year, and Knitting Things Together

Recently, I was gazing out the window and noticed a walker pushing a child in a stroller. I imagined the person navigating was a grandparent. It was a cold day, and my first thought was: that youngster should have a hat! Now, in fairness, maybe the child did have a hat but preferred not to wear it. All parents and grandparents have had the: “I won’t wear this!” battle of wills. How much to insist is part of the wisdom of the moment.

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The Rooster - Family Reflection Video

Many of our health care workers and public servants feel crushed by the demands upon them to care for so many people at risk during the pandemic. Hospitals fear collapse from another round of pandemic surging. Exhaustion and depression are stalking many people due to isolation and mixed messages about ways to cope with health and safety. Today, December 20, is the darkest day of the year with the fewest hours of daylight.

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Advent Teaches Humility in an Age of Social Media

From where do we get our sense of self-worth? I don’t think it is related to my social media presence. I believe it’s something deeper.

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How the Dream Becomes Real

We use the word dream with different meanings. We can mean dreams while we sleep, daydreaming, or we can dream as when we long for something desirable, a vision of the way we would like things to be.

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The Features of Prayer

Having several grandchildren has provided opportunities to collect impressions and stories about their growth and development. This time of year, as families make plans to gather for holidays, we often remark about how everyone has grown over the past twelve months.

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