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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 3: A Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton's Birth

The annual Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton’s Birth, January 9–17, is a wonderful opportunity to seek Father Peyton and Our Blessed Mother’s intercession. Families face many challenges and even navigating everyday life requires daily prayer. The Rosary, especially prayed as a family, is a powerful prayer; we honestly cannot think of a better way to begin a new year and build a habit of daily prayer, than with this Rosary Novena. New to the Rosary? Our free downloadable Novena booklet includes all instructions and prayers to help you not feel intimidated or to become discouraged. Remember there are no mistakes in our sincere prayer. Maybe you can start with a prayer, or a decade of the Rosary then keep adding more each day. It will get easier each time until it quickly becomes a peaceful and positive part of the day that you and your family look forward to.

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Venerable Patrick Peyton  |  family prayer  |  rosary novena

Day 2: 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.

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Venerable Patrick Peyton  |  family prayer  |  rosary novena

Day 1: A Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton's Birth

The annual Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton’s Birth begins today, 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.

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Father Patrick Peyton  |  family prayer  |  rosary novena

Annual Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton's Birth

Let’s all make a New Year resolution worth keeping! Daily family prayer! Begin Praying Here! The annual Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton’s Birth begins 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.

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Blessed Virgin Mary  |  Christmas Season  |  family prayer

Mary the Mother of God

Today in addition to welcoming another year, the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. If unfamiliar with the phrase, ‘Mother of God,’ it would seem to imply some supernatural or divine being. It seems a little daunting to imagine ‘Mother of God.’ Perhaps the title brings to mind some supremely far away, celestial, or an unreachable person. However, in truth, the ‘Mother of God,’ refers to the Mary, the young girl from Nazareth, who by her Fiat, brought to the world the Incarnation of God, Jesus...

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Blessed Virgin Mary  |  Christmas Season  |  family prayer

Pondering Mary's Words

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