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Reflections of Family and Faith

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

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Love thy Neighbor  |  Why pray?

Being Vigilant and Regaining Our Balance with Jesus - Family Reflection Video

Today’s readings caused me to think about being vigilant in our faith life and at times regaining our spiritual balance. They also brought me back to last week when my Mom and I were walking our dog and came upon a neighbor who lost her balance and suddenly hopped out of her sandals. I offered to help and as she steadied herself using my arm as a support, our dog, Erin, gave a warning bark.

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Learn more about our faith  |  Why pray?

The Power and Promise of Prayer - Family Reflection Video

Prayer is the most powerful force in Heaven and on earth. The British poet Tennyson wrote, "More things wrought by prayer than this world dreams of." A little book called "The Way of the Pilgrim" tells how continuous prayer changed the life of a nineteenth-century Russian peasant.

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Strengthening family unity  |  Why pray?

Praying from the Heart - Family Reflection Video

"Don’t perform righteous deeds to others will see them. Don’t show off that you are fasting. Don’t pray to be seen. Rather pray in your inner room."

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Strengthening family unity  |  Why pray?

Freedom in Christ - Family Reflection Video

For freedom Christ has set us free! (Gal. 5:1) There is a beautiful complementarity between the two readings that help us to understand this freedom. Where are you stuck in your life? How do you need to be freed?

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Why pray?

Is Heaven a Glorified Earth? - Family Reflection Video

In the film, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter; there is a startling sequence. A deaf man named Mr. Singer asks a young girl: "How does music sound?" The smiling teenager stands in front of him so that he can read her lips. She also gestures with her hands and her body. But nothing works. The young girl tries everything she can to convey what music is to the deaf man, but all to no avail.

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Why pray?

Join Us Tomorrow for This Special Live-Streamed Rosary Prayer and Mass

I would like to personally invite you, your family and our faithful friends around the world to a very special online event tomorrow, June 3, at 11:30 am EDT, to commemorate the anniversary of Father Peyton's call home to God. All of our beloved priests here at the Father Peyton Center will be concelebrating with me.

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