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

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Turning Sorrow into Joy - Family Reflection Video

Human life, in many cases, seems to be an undulating movement, a falling apart, a pulling together, a gloomy night, and then a sunny day. And in our own lives, going away from God and coming back to God.

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Help Me to See

“Lord, please help me to see” (Luke 18:41). Those words spoken by the blind man to Jesus are a prayer, an attitude, and a recognition that we need Jesus, particularly when we’re discouraged, lost, or confused. Jesus responds to this man, saying, “Have sight; your faith has saved you” (Luke 18:42). In those seven words, Jesus concisely teaches us about the need for faith (in God) and its role in our ability to see what we need to do and where we’re going so that we make it to heaven.

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Open Our Eyes - Family Reflection Video

 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man. What happened in the days of Noah? We heard Jesus describe several destructive occurrences in the Old Testament that led to devastating and unanticipated death. But similar happenings also occurred in the time of the Son of Man.

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God Lives in Us - Family Reflection Video

There is a story about a little girl standing with her grandfather by an old-fashioned open well. They had just lowered a bucket and had drawn some water to drink. The little girl asked, “Where does God live?”

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God's Dwelling Places: Family Reflection Video

Constantine, the first Christian emperor, built a church on land that once belonged to the Laterani family. This church was the forerunner of the present-day Basilica, which dates back to the 4th century. Emperor Constantine was baptized in the Baptistery attached to the Basilica. 

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Sharing the Message Today - Family Reflection Video

In the Scriptures today we are presented with diverse personalities. St. Paul is inviting people to make a choice and he suggests that they consider modeling themselves on what they observed in him and his followers. In the gospel, Jesus tells us about a person who is quite clever and manages to save his skin by cooking the books.

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