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

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The Promise and Power of the Rosary: The Sorrowful Mysteries

Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C., in his book, The Family That Prays Together Stays Together, encourages us to pray the Rosary a little bit at a time. As we stretch those muscles and create new habits, he invites us to pray a decade a night. The goal of this book is to help you establish a habit of daily prayer rooted in devotion to our Blessed Mother. To that end, each day’s prayerful reflection is built around the rhythm of the Rosary.

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Praying with Images: The Sorrowful Mysteries

Artful depictions of the life of Christ, especially His Passion and Death, offer families a unique opportunity to engage in discussions of faith that can be often difficult to begin. 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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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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