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

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Your Sins Are Forgiven - Family Rosary Blog

Yesterday we were privileged to have a Holy Cross Cardinal from Bangladesh join us for our feast day, Our Lady of Sorrows. I’m sure his visit will be memorable for a variety of reasons, but one reason will stand out. During his homily he spoke of the seven sorrows of Mary; but he managed to find a silver lining in each of the seven sorrows.

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Louis Pasteur - Family Reflection Video

Once a young businessman was sharing a compartment on a train with an elderly gentleman.  When he noticed the old fellow quietly and intently praying with his Rosary, the young man made fun of him for his ‘superstition’ and told him that science had rendered the beliefs of religion irrelevant.

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Trusting In God's Power - Family Reflection Video

In today's Gospel, Jesus said, "Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch." Simon said in reply, "Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets."

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God's Hidden Treasures - Family Reflection Video

Yates owned a barren sheep ranch in western Texas. During the depression, he could not pay his mortgage and was in danger of losing his ranch. With little money for basic needs, his family struggled to meet both ends. As they prayerfully waited with hope for God’s intervention, a crew from an oil company came into the area and asked permission to drill a wildcat well on the property.

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Trust In God And Keep At It! - Family Reflection Video

Can you imagine sitting in a small closet-like space for twelve to seventeen hours per day in all types of weather while listening to people’s struggles? That’s what today’s saint, Saint John Vianney, did day after day, helping scores of people reconcile with God - and each other - through the sacrament of Confession.

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God, Let Your Light Shine In Us - Family Reflection Video

I used to drive by an abandoned house on my way to run errands, and it was definitely an eye sore to the neighborhood. In fact, I wanted it to be torn down. However, someone saw something special, or worthy of saving, about the structure of the house - and it's now undergoing an incredible transformation. It was reduced to its shell and is being rebuilt...

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