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

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Fostering the Flame in Young Hearts - Weekday Homily Video

Today, we celebrate the life of a man who, like Jesus in Nazareth, dared to walk among the marginalized and forgotten. We remember St. John Bosco, the priest who saw not just the mud on the boots of street kids but the potential for grace and greatness within them.

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Go Forth and Shine - Weekday Homily Video

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The Example of St. Francis de Sales - Weekday Homily Video

Father John Maloney, from the Peyton Centre in Attymass, Ireland, provides today's Homily Video Reflection.

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Jesus Continues to Heal - Weekday Homily Video

Last weekend in the NFL, the Buffalo Bills faced the Pittsburgh Steelers in frigid conditions with temperatures around 17 degrees in heavy snow and high wind gusts. In another game, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Miami Dolphins in Kansas City, where the temperature was a bone-chilling negative 4 degrees with a wind chill of negative 27. There is an undeniable allure to sports that attracts crowds from all strata of life.

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God's Presence Defies Containment -Weekday Homily Video

I believe today's First Reading, from 1 Samuel, deserves our undivided attention and thoughtful reflection. The Israelite army was again engaged in battle with their neighboring nation, the Philistines. In the initial encounter, almost four thousand Israelite soldiers were killed, which cast a shadow of gloom and despair over the Israelite camp. The elders couldn't help but wonder how and why the invincible chosen people of Yahweh, who were always supported by the mighty hands of the God of armed forces, suffered such a severe defeat. It was unthinkable for them to be defeated by a pagan army that worshipped demons, and it was indeed a humiliation for Yahweh as well. They decided to bring Yahweh himself to the forefront to teach the Philistines a lesson.

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In Celebration of Venerable Patrick Peyton's Birth - Weekday Homily Video

On the anniversary of the birth of Venerable Patrick Peyton, Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C., past president of Holy Cross Family Ministries, reflects on Father Peyton’s ability to promote and share his love for Our Blessed Lady and his desire to bring family prayer to families around the world.

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