VENERABLE PATRICK PEYTON THE ROSARY PRIEST
Founder of the Holy Cross Family Ministries
Born: 01/09/1909 in Ireland Entered His Eternal Rest on June 3, 1992
Father is buried at The Holy Cross Cemetery, Stone Hill College, in Easton Massachusetts
Life of this Holy Man, is a must read.
We ALL believe in The Power of Prayers.
The following is from the website entitled A mother’s prayer and a Mother’s answer!
In October 1938, Patrick’s health began to deteriorate and he was diagnosed with advanced tuberculosis in November. His condition grew progressively worse. In October 1939, the doctors offer Patrick two options: a risky surgery, with little hope for success, or simply to pray.
Father Cornelius Hagerty, C.S.C visits and describes a passage from St. Paul, stating that faith is transmitted from mother to son.
“ You have the Faith, Pat” he said, “but you’re not using it. You brought it with you from Ireland. Your mother gave it to you, just as her mother had given it to her.”
Patrick’s auntie Annie shared with Patrick “Your mother’s constant prayer was that your sufferings would come upon her, that you would get well and go back to your work.”
Father Hagerty spoke of Mary, Our Blessed Mother’s intercession: “what she asks for and insists on she obtains. She has never failed anyone who had recourse to her with faith and perseverance.”
“ Since you have your faith, why don’t you use it!”
Patrick did what his former mentor suggested and prayed to Mary, Our Blessed Mother for a cure.
On October 31, 1939 he knew in his heart that he had been cured. His depression, darkness and feeling of loneness were replaced by lightness, freedom and hope. Patrick saw Our Lady in a new light: how human, approachable and sensitive she is to our needs.
“ when I needed her and her power and friendship, she did not forget that ever since I had been a little child and could open my mouth, I had used that power to say the Rosary; so when I needed her friendship, she was glad to give it to me.”
Patrick returns from the brink of death and was ordained with his brother Tom and other classmates on June 15, 1941 at Sacred Heart church at the University of Notre Dame. “That day I gave my heart and soul in love to Mary.”
Father Peyton was certain that his return to health had come about for a specific purpose, namely, to foster devotion to Mary, but the question remained of how to achieve this goal.
Read Father’s Autobiography: ALL FOR HER
Father Peyton’s famous quotes were:
“THE FAMILY THAT PRAYS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER”
“A WORLD AT PRAYER IS A WORLD AT PEACE”
If we followed his advice and Evangelized, we could contribute to some sanity, in our chaotic world
My personal reflection on this Holy priest, is because Our Holy Father, Pope Francis elevated Father Peyton to Venerable, On December 18, 2017.
What a tremendous tribute this Holy Man.
Prayer for Father’s Beatification.
Dear Jesus, Father Peyton devoted his priestly life to strengthening the families of the world by calling them to pray together every day, especially the Rosary.
His message is as important for us now as it was during his life on earth.
we beg you, therefore, to hasten the day of his beatification, so that your faithful people everywhere will remember his message that The Family That Prays together Stays Together, will imitate him in his devotion to your Mother and ours, and will be inspired by his holy life to draw ever closer to you with childlike confidence and love. Amen.
Prayer for a Favor through Venerable Patrick Peyton
God, our Father, your wisdom is displayed in all creation and the power of your grace is revealed in the lives of holy people who inspire us to trust you more fully and to serve others more generously.
In a unique way, you blessed the life and work of your servant (now Venerable) Father Patrick Peyton C.S.C., and made him a fervent apostle of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary and Mother of us all.
Through his intercession, we ask for the Favor………
Please grant it, if it is for your honor and glory, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
I had met Father Peyton, as a child, at His Rosary Rally in Kerala India. The rally was held at The Leo XIII High School grounds. My uncle Lawrence was one of the organizers. The response was tremendous.
In our family the Rosary was prayed daily.
At the end of the rally, my cousin Juliet and I grabbed Father Peyton’s hand and invited Him to Uncle Lawrence’s house.
Father Peyton travelled The World over with His Rosary Crusade. His Great Devotion to The Blessed Mother is well stated in His writings.
When I came to the United States, I corresponded with him in Albany, recalling my memories of His rally in Kerala.
On June 10, 2018 there will a Celebration of This Holy Man in Easton, Massachusetts at
My Brother’s Keeper, 500 Washington Street, North Easton, Massachusetts from 1 PM- 3 PM
Starting with The Eucharistic Procession, The Rosary and Concluding with Holy Mass
Check Holy Cross Family Ministries for more information on Venerable Father Patrick Peyton.
What a tribute to The Blessed Mother if we Crusaders could join in the Celebration of Venerable Fr. Patrick Peyton THE ROSARY PRIEST