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

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Dramatic Conversions: Family Reflection Video

Conversion means a willingness to see the truth of things and conform one’s life to it. We know of St. Paul’s dramatic conversion story from the Acts of the Apostles. There are three other conversion stories I want to mention in more detail today.

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Quality, not Quantity – the Life of St. Agnes: Family Reflection Video

Today, we celebrate the feast of St. Agnes, who was martyred when she was only twelve or thirteen. Why was a child of this age martyred? How could she have accomplished enough in these few years?

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Celebrating The Feast Day Of Blessed Basile Anthony Moreau

Yesterday, my religious congregation, the Congregation of Holy Cross, celebrated the feast day of our founder, Blessed Basile Anthony Moreau. Among the first stories of Father Moreau that stays with me until this day was how in a moment of sadness and despair, alone in the small chapel of the motherhouse, he knocked on the tabernacle door and cried, “Are You there?”

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Three Mysterious Persons: Family Reflection Video

Someone has said that a mystery is not something to be solved as much as to be experienced. Today we experience three mysterious persons.

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Memorial of St. André Bessette: Family Reflection Video

More than a million people attended his funeral in the dead of winter in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Who was this saint and what do you know about him?

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Love Is A Commitment: Family Reflection Video

It is said that the apostle John, in his old age, was so weak that someone would have to carry him to meetings. At the end of the meetings, someone would help him stand for his exhortation. Invariably, he would say, “Little children, let us love one another.” His disciples growing weary of hearing him say the same words, repeatedly asked him why he did it. He replied, “Because it is the Lord’s commandment, and if only this is said, it is enough.”

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