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

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Celebrating family life  |  Why pray?

Family Rosary Reflections for Mother’s Day During the Pandemic

Download or view these beautiful reflections to host a very special Mother’s Day Family Rosary Prayer. The priests serving here at the Father Peyton Center want to extend our greetings and offer our prayers for all mothers this Mother’s Day with a gift of 50 Beads for Our Mothers, the Glorious Mysteries of the Family Rosary. Pray together as a family at home, outside with social distancing or online. Simply forward the document to everyone ahead of time so they can follow along. (There are helpful notes throughout the document for families new to Rosary prayer.)

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Learn more about our faith  |  Why pray?

Why So Many Catholics Love the Rosary

You know, those Rosary beads you may have hanging somewhere or been given as a gift … if you’ve never thought about praying with them, now is as good a time as any to start.

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Why pray?

HOPE: Family Reflection Video

I’d like to share a poem with you, written by Emily Dickenson...

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Seasonal Reflections  |  Why pray?

It is the Lord: Family Reflection Video

The resurrection of the Lord is so important that we celebrate this whole week as one Easter day and then we will continue to spend the 50 days of Easter time, until Pentecost. We are not just looking at a pretty picture or retelling some fable. Rather we are talking about the central event of all human history.

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Strengthening family unity  |  Why pray?

Family Rosary Prayer Reflections for Good Friday

Frequent readers will recognize our dear Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C. Father Leo has written some beautiful reflections for your special family Rosary prayer on Good Friday … a most unusual Good Friday in the midst of a pandemic. You may use these reflections with your family at home, or with family and loved ones gathered online! Simply forward the document to them ahead of time so they can follow along. (There are helpful notes throughout the document for families new to Rosary prayer.)

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Strengthening family unity  |  Why pray?

The Time is Now: The Power of Family Prayer

We don't want you to miss this. Holy Cross priest, Father David Guffey, the National Director of our media ministry, Family Theater Productions, wrote a beautiful article for the National Catholic Register.

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