Praying as a family...have you heard of the saying, “A family that prays together stays together.” This saying is attributed to Venerable Father Patrick Peyton. He is also fondly known as the “Rosary Priest”. He was the founder of the Family Rosary Crusade. Pope Francis furthered his journey to sainthood by naming him as Venerable on 18 December 2017. During the holidays, when daily life is a little less frantic, you might take time to pray a decade of the rosary as a family.
We celebrate the feast of the Annunciation on April 9.
This day celebrates the appearance of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to announce of the birth of Christ. Mary does not understand the announcement but has faith and accepts God’s trust in her and the difficult journey ahead. How often do we need to have faith and trust even though we may not completely understand? The Church recognises Mary’s courage in this feast.
Blessings to you and your families and wishing you all a safe holiday.