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October 19, 2020, by John Mulderig, Catholic News Service
Moving documentary chronicles the life of Holy Cross Father Patrick Peyton (1909-1992), founder of the Family Rosary movement and tireless advocate of strengthening marital and familial ties through prayer of all kinds. Filmmaker Jonathan Cipiti uses archival recordings and footage as well as interviews with collaborators, friends and those influenced by his subject’s legacy to trace Father Peyton’s biography from his impoverished childhood in Ireland through his emigration to the United States, his vocation to the priesthood, his seemingly miraculous recovery from near-fatal tuberculosis and on to his decades of publishing and broadcasting his message that “the family that prays together stays together.” This fine account of a naturally shy man whose spiritual fervor drove him to reach out to…


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