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

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Fires on the Hillside: Family Reflection Video

On the hillsides in Lebanon, Quebec, and France, bonfires light up the night on the feast of Saint John the Baptist. Let's reflect on the great precursor’s gift to us, and our response as missionary disciples.

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I Place All My Trust in Him: Family Reflection Video

A true story of the Sacred Heart as a phone, the Sacred Heart as a path to living in the world filled with awe and the Sacred Heart that blesses the family home.

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Taking Up the Mantle: Family Reflection video

Sometime during my younger years, I heard the expression: that someone was taking up the mantle. Taken literally, it didn't make sense because the only "mantle" I knew/ was the ledge over the opening of a fireplace. But with time, I learned that it meant a person taking up the responsibilities for someone else/ just like we heard about in today's first reading.

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Love is a Decision and a Commitment: Family Reflection Video

A gentleman, walking down the streets was watching street kids playing in a field. He was intrigued to see some of them carrying smaller kids on their backs while running after their soccer ball. So, knowing their poor economic background, the gentleman said to one of the guys, “It is too bad that you have to carry a burden even when you play.” “He’s no burden, Sir!” came the answer from one, “he’s my brother.”

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How Do We Make Choices? Family Reflection Video

In the midst of today’s crises: social, economic, moral, and political, we as leaders, parents, friends, or peers, need a solid base for making right decisions.

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The Whisper of God: Family Reflection Video

“Hear, O Lord, the sound of my call; have pity on me and answer me.” The psalmist today speaks of a longing to connect with God … a longing that I believe many of us seek today.

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