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New documentary about “one of the world's best-known Catholic priests”


Despite restrictions on religious celebrations during the COVID-19 pandemic, prayer is still within easy reach. This documentary tells the story of a man who experienced firsthand the healing power of prayer and family.

“Fr. Patrick Peyton, one of the world's best-known Catholic priests.”

FR. DAVID GUFFEY, C.S.C.
Executive Producer, “Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton”
“Patrick Peyton is known as the apostle of the family rosary. He was an immigrant to the United States, came from a very poor family in Ireland, came to this country expecting that he was going to make millions, and instead he found his vocation as a Holy Cross priest.”

From the late 1940s, Fr. Patrick's passion and zeal drew millions of people to his rallies in the United States.

FR. DAVID GUFFEY, C.S.C.
Executive Producer, “Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton”
“But when you were in his presence, you could tell that this man was utterly sincere, utterly single-hearted about love of God, love of Jesus Christ and devotion to the Blessed Mother.”

Executive producer Fr. David Guffey describes Fr. Patrick Peyton as a model of holiness, completely dedicated to bringing people to Christ in whatever way he could.

FR. DAVID GUFFEY, C.S.C.
Executive Producer, “Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton”
“One of the great pieces of wisdom that I get from the film is that if God gives you something to do, then do it. Sometimes it's not the right question, to say, 'Why me?' or to come up with excuses. 'Well, I can't,' or 'It's too much,' or 'I don't know enough.' If God has put it into your heart, and other people are calling for you to do it, then find a way to do it. That's what Fr. Peyton did his whole life, and it's really really very inspiring.”

The documentary premiere this fall will be accompanied by a campaign to kick off 30 days of daily family prayer. Helpful resources can be found at PrayTheFilm.com.

“The family that prays together stays together.”