Prayers for Family

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

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Blessed Virgin Mary  |  prayer  |  rosary

Mother of Grace, Mother of All

I was introduced to the Blessed Mother almost thirty years ago before I became Catholic, while working at a psychiatric hospital as a mental health technician. My supervisor at the time had noticed that the demands of the stressful job were taking their toll on me and offered the “Hail Mary” prayer as a way to ease some of the tension in my life. “I am not trying to push anything on you,” she explained, “I just think you may find it soothing and relaxing.” Having grown up Episcopalian, I had heard of the prayer, but never gave it any serious consideration. Nevertheless, given the state of my life at the time, I was happy to give it a try.

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Lenten plans  |  family prayer  |  rosary

The Give and Take of Lenten Goals

Every month, I set goals for myself. Sitting down and writing out what I want to accomplish focuses me and helps me to juggle the various aspects of my life—one step in moving toward an often elusive work-life blend. Often, I overshoot. Sometimes, the balls I'm juggling all come crashing to the ground.

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Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary  |  how to pray the rosary  |  rosary

Praying the Rosary: The Sorrowful Mysteries

First, Why Family Prayer? Vatican II recognized the family as the fundamental and essential building block of society and the Church. It taught that the family is a true, small, “domestic church.” The family home is the privileged place in which to come to know and love God and the saints. The Rosary offers families a simple framework to enter into prayer—together.

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