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

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Strengthening family unity  |  Why pray?

From Loneliness to Love: Family Reflection Video

It’s 2:30 AM. You’ve woken up and you’re not going back to sleep. What do you do? I suggest you try staying calm, not tossing and turning. Breath in and out calmly … and as you breath out say quietly, over and over, “Jesus, I trust in you. Jesus, I trust in you.” For whatever reason you are awake, know that you are not alone! The Lord is with you. I also recommend holding a Rosary in your hand when you sleep. Gently call out to the Lord and to Mary.

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Why pray?

Praying For Others: Family Reflection Video

Scientific research has shown that prayer can affect healing. In 1988, San Francisco cardiologist Randolph Byrd conducted an experiment in which he asked a group of born-again Christians to pray for a group of hospitalized patients, and compare the results to similarly affected patients who were not on the prayer list during the time of the study.

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Healing the family  |  Why pray?

Being Bold Enough to Go to Jesus: Family Reflection Video

"If you wish, you can make me clean." Those words contain the essence of how we begin each Confession; we speak the words, "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned."

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Strengthening family unity  |  Why pray?

'Come After Me!': Family Reflection Video

Jesus said, “Come after me and I will make you fishers of men.” They abandoned their nets and followed Him. That is such an amazing statement describing the calling of the first four apostles.

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Seasonal Reflections  |  Why pray?

Don't Domesticate Christmas: A Family Reflection Video

Let us not domesticate Christmas! It is something of a miracle that each year Christmas comes and a peace descends upon the whole earth, as families and friends come together to celebrate. Certainly this year we need consolation of friends and family, and we hope and pray that people can find it, in spite of all the restrictions.

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Seasonal Reflections  |  Why pray?

Unburden Yourself: Family Reflection Video

I have come across many people who give up on God when they go through a crisis in their life. They feel abandoned by Him.

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