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

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Growing Old Gracefully - Family Reflection Video

How can we grow old gracefully? Maybe Anna from the Bible gives us the answer. First, she never lost hope. Second, she never ceased to worship. Third she never ceased to pray.

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My Soul Magnifies the Lord - Family Reflection Video

When I listen to Mary proclaim the greatness of the Lord I am drawn to the words from the Sound of Music: the hills are alive with songs we sing for a thousand years filling hearts with the sound of music. In recalling the great things that God did for her, Mary’s Magnificat is inviting us to recall the great things that God has done for us.

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Finding Hope in the Healing Power of God - Family Reflection Video

God's justice, compassion, and healing power can do amazing things, big and small, if you let Him in, if you invite Him into your life. This week, I had two writing deadlines due the same day. The first was today’s homily, and the second was a family Christmas letter. As I prayed and reflected on the tasks at hand, I had an inspiration for how to approach a Christmas letter in these unusual times.

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception - Family Reflection Video

In the first three Chapters of the Book of Genesis, we hear about the creation of the world and all things in it. The story of creation is not a documentary that yields an accurate historical or scientific data. It is a spiritual lesson in story form telling us as much about God as it does about creation. Please notice that there are two stories of creation.

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Facing Our Rough Edges - Family Reflection Video

It takes a significant amount of courage and humility to face our own rough edges, but how do we embrace those characteristics? All of our Advent readings can point us towards the right frame of mind to grow this Season. If we really pay attention to what God is telling us, these readings can help us to feel confident that Jesus is truly with us, no matter what challenges we face.

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Thanks For Listening - Family Reflection Video

In the cable TV episodes of Inside the Actors’ Studio, James Lipton interviews actors, writers, and directors in Hollywood. He always ends the interview in the same way, by asking his guest this question: "If you believe that God exists, what do you think He will say when you finally see Him?" It’s a great question. In one episode he was interviewing one of the truly great film directors of all time, the legendary Steven Spielberg. Remember the movie, E.T. The Extraterrestrial? When Lipton asked Spielberg, "What do you hope God will say to you when you finally see Him?" Spielberg paused for a few moments, smiled, and said...

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