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

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Strengthening family unity  |  Why pray?

Apart, But Not Alone – Family Reflection Video

Today's readings deal with danger, departures, and the sadness of being apart ... topics and emotions that many people are presently dealing with to one degree or another. We are looking to friends and family for a sense that someone else is in our boat and rowing with us. The gift is that through friendship in the Lord, though apart, we are united.

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Why pray?

Faithful Love: Family Reflection Video

The life of Saint Rita of Cassia, whom we remember today, is a wonderful story of faithfulness, redemption, reconciliation, and, especially, prayer. Born about 650 years ago in Italy to a wealthy family, she wanted to become a nun from her childhood, but instead she was given in marriage at a young age to a rich but immoral man. And that was just the beginning!

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Open Hearts! Family Reflection Video

It is springtime here and bursting with life! It’s the month of Mary and we just celebrated Mother’s Day and the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. I’d like to continue thinking of Mary … particularly noting how she chose three simple children.

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Why pray?

The Perfect Centerpiece: Family Reflection Video

Seventy-five years ago yesterday, 36-year-old Father Patrick Peyton arrived in New York City to rehearse for a radio program to be aired the next day on 300 Mutual Network affiliate radio stations. As Father Peyton and his assistant, Father Woods, inspected the stage, Father Woods said, “It looks rather bare.”

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Healing the family  |  Why pray?

Patient Embraces the Rosary: Family Reflection Video

She found the Rosary a powerful weapon that gave her the courage to fight against the coronavirus.  

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Healing the family  |  Why pray?

How Can We Know the Way? Family Reflection Video

As the entire human family experiences the COVID-19 crisis, questions linger in our minds like the one Thomas asked: “How can we know the way?” How can we know the way when a loved one or friend dies: when death shatters our world and nothing makes sense anymore?  How can we know the way when life gives us what we never asked for?

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