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

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Venerable Patrick Peyton  |  family prayer  |  rosary novena

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

The annual Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton’s Birth began on January 9, and continues each day through January 17. There could be no better way for you and your family to start the New Year — asking Father Peyton and Our Blessed Mother to pray with you and for you from heaven for your needs and concerns. The Church refers to this as “intercession” … like asking a friend here on earth to pray with you and for you. When Father Peyton encouraged the world with his message, “The Family That Prays Together Stays Together,” he was zealous about it! He was sure praying together, especially the Rosary, would make a tremendous difference in homes. Families are facing so many challenges today; we need family prayer more than ever. Perhaps healing our families can help heal a community, then a country, and eventually the world. Just discovering this Rosary Novena? Start on Day One at any time of the year!

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Venerable Patrick Peyton  |  family prayer  |  rosary novena

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

The annual Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton’s Birth, January 9–17, is your opportunity to seek Father Peyton and Our Blessed Mother’s intercession for your family’s needs in 2024. Father Peyton was our ministry’s founder and is now a candidate for sainthood. His ministry continued after he went home to God in 1992 because his work was not done. We still need to encourage families as he did. Father Peyton devoted his priesthood to the spiritual well-being of families and became their prayer partner — praying with them and for them. We believe he is still doing that from heaven. Talk to your family about the Novena and start praying it at any time; we've included the link to Day One at the bottom of this post. Pray for your family and pray for Venerable Patrick Peyton’s eventual canonization so he can inspire future generations by being declared the “Saint for Family Prayer.” He’s halfway through the 4-step process now and your prayers can help.

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Venerable Patrick Peyton  |  family prayer  |  rosary novena

Day 7: A Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton's Birth

The annual Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton’s Birth, January 9–17, is your opportunity to seek Father Peyton and Our Blessed Mother’s intercession for your family’s needs in 2024. Join families and individuals around the world praying together to seek unity in families and peace in the world this year. The Novena booklet will guide you in a few minutes of prayer each day for a spirit-filled beginning to our New Year. What a blessed way to begin 2024, especially with as a family!

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Venerable Patrick Peyton  |  family prayer  |  rosary novena

Day 6: A Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton's Birth

The annual Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton’s Birth begins on January 9, and continues each day through January 17. When Father Peyton encouraged the world with his message, “The Family That Prays Together Stays Together,” he was zealous about it! He was sure praying together, especially the Rosary, would make a tremendous difference in homes. Families are facing so many challenges today; we need family prayer more than ever. Perhaps healing our families can help heal a community, then a country, and eventually the world.

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Venerable Patrick Peyton  |  family prayer  |  rosary novena

Day 5: 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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Venerable Patrick Peyton  |  family prayer  |  rosary novena

Day 4: A Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton's Birth

The annual Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton’s Birth, January 9–17, is your opportunity to seek Father Peyton and Our Blessed Mother’s intercession for your family’s needs in 2024. Join families and individuals around the world praying together to seek unity in families and peace in the world this year. The Novena booklet will guide you in a few minutes of prayer each day for a spirit-filled beginning to our New Year. Don’t miss out on this special prayer event and join thousands around the world in prayer.

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