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

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Our Family’s Week with the Luminous Mysteries

I recently was given a book from Catholic Mom and Holy Cross Family Ministries: The Family That Prays Together Stays Together: A Bead-by-Bead Family Guide through the Mysteries by Fr. Willy Raymond, C.S.C. I was so excited to receive it in the mail and immediately read the introductory chapters.

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The Promise and Power of the Rosary: The Luminous Mysteries

I’ll admit it—I had to be sold on the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. I had been praying the Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries since I was a child, pleading desperately that my father, an accountant, would be able to make payroll so that we could eat. I relied on that trio of Mysteries for consolation during difficult times. It was difficult for me to imagine branching off into praying a new set of Mysteries. But I realized that Pope John Paul II must have had good reason to add something to what I considered to be the perfect form of prayer. I had to trust in the Holy Father’s judgment on this.

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Praying with Images: The Luminous Mysteries

Images often tell an entire story — one intended or the one only our hearts can see. The artist pours imagination, emotion, and a peek into a particular moment into the masterpiece. Artful depictions of the life of Christ offer families a unique opportunity to participate in discussions of faith that can engage all generations. From the youngest member of one's family to the oldest, everyone can look upon the beauty of art and share what they see and how it makes them feel.

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