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

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Celebrating family life  |  Why pray?

A Way To Grow – Praying from Bare Ground

Years ago, we had a backyard of bare ground and weeds. We desired a lawn where grandchildren could run and play. It was a project. We added soil, planted grass seed, and watered. With God’s generous sun and rain, the grass eventually grew. Yet, it did not grow everywhere. In several areas, the ground remained bare; adding more soil and seed did not help. It was puzzling. It was time to revise our yard plan.

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Why pray?

When Jesus Says, ‘No’: Family Reflection Video

I think one of the hardest words to hear as a child is the word, ‘no.’ I don’t think it gets much easier as an adult.

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Healing the family  |  Why pray?

It is Time to Seek the Lord: Family Reflection Video

Some people are talking about positive changes happening in their families during this time of lockdown because of the coronavirus. We are not sure about tomorrow, the only thing that we have at our disposal is this present moment.

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Why pray?

You are a Child of God: Family Reflection Video

A number of times I’ve had people come at me with an attack against the Rosary saying. “Look here what the bible says about your repetitive prayers of the Rosary …” As if our repetition of The Hail Mary was this sort of “Babbling of the Pagans” that Jesus criticizes. This is not what’s going on in the Rosary.

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Why pray?

Prayer Attracts God: Family Reflection Video

Pope Francis has been offering some beautiful reflections on prayer recently in his weekly audiences. Recently, he began by noting accounts of the origin of evil in the Book of Genesis. Pope Francis reminded us that we also hear of good men like Abel, Seth, Enoch and Noah. While evil seemed to be driving human events, there were also people who were living a different way.

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Healing the family  |  Why pray?

Why Are You Testing Me? Family Reflection Video

Why are you testing me! There are some people today who see the pandemic and the corona virus as God testing us.

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