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Reflections of Family and Faith

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

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Healing the family  |  Strengthening family unity

God Reaches Out to Us - Family Reflection Video

Some people read their horoscopes, others go to Facebook and see what their five hundred friends are up to. I look at the obituaries every morning and inclined to read the death notices of younger people, their educational background, their religious affiliation, and burial plans. There was a sad obituary the other day of a young man who was in his thirties. He lost his battle with addiction.

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Strengthening family unity  |  Why pray?

Real Peace During the Storm - Family Reflection Video

Evangelist Matthew’s emphasis on Jesus' 'wondrous works enables him to reveal Jesus’ true Messianic identity.’ In the Old Testament, Moses commanded the sea with his rod; Joshua with the Ark of the Covenant; Elisha with the prophet's mantle, but Jesus calms the Sea of Galilee with His word.

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Strengthening family unity

The Song of Songs and Mary Gardens: The Marriage of the Lamb

Our poor tired world can seem submerged and stuck in an opaque quagmire. Yet what does God intend? What is His perspective?

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Strengthening family unity  |  Why pray?

Courageous Hope: Family Reflection Video

At times we look around and see people who inspire us, people who show courage beyond what we can imagine ourselves possessing, and we wonder, how do they do it?

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Seasonal Reflections  |  Strengthening family unity

You're Invited: A Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton's Birth

Friends, there is a splendid, magnificent, grace-filled, experiment you might want to know about and possibly take up in the New Year. It is called a NOVENA, a nine-day exercise in prayer that just might change the trajectory of your spiritual life for the better in 2022. 

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Return to the Church  |  Seasonal Reflections  |  Strengthening family unity

Knowing Jesus, Knowing Ourselves - Family Reflection Video

I regret not having known my grandparents. Three had passed on before I was born and my mother’s mother died when I was 2 months old. My father was a quiet man and he didn’t talk much of his parents, but I knew they were what we called typical "Boston Irish Catholics" and good working class people. When my mother spoke of her mother, Alice, it was in praise of her holiness and faith.

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