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Raising a Holy Family

The importance of being engaged in family life is key to raising a holy family.  Our goal as parents should be to raise saints, also known as holy people, that will one day make it to heaven.  On a more practical/secular level, we want to raise children that make good moral decisions, make good grades, and lead successful lives.  Like it or not, we as parents are the people who have the most influence over our children.  No one can take ...
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Joy in the Midst of Suffering

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We are a Joyful People

We are called to be a joyful people, not because we are always happy or that things always go our way, but because we are children of God and He loves us with a never ending love.  Christians in the early Church had great joy and that joy was infectious, people were compelled to become Christians because of their love even though being a Christian meant that your life could be in danger.  Love is expressed ...

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Family Matters

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My wife and I are the only members of our family to have moved away from our hometown, the rest of our siblings chose to make their home fairly close to our parents, but we moved a mere three hours west to a smaller city.  So for the last 27 years we have raised our family and become a part of the community in Central Texas.  We were always the ones who drove in from out of town to be ...

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Wearing Your Catholic Faith

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iPray1We attended the Midwest Catholic Family Conference (in Wichita, KS) in early
August of 2011 and stumbled across Faith Factory Catholic T-shirts in the Exhibitors hall.  They had some great designs and a special deal for large families to purchase matching shirts ($10 per shirt).  Here is a picture of us in our new Catholic apparel:

We have found that wearing color coordinated shirts not only makes ...

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The Mission of the Family to Communicate Love

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Fr. Nathan Cromly

The Mission of the Family is to Guard, Reveal and Communicate Love and this fifth talk of the 2014 Central Texas Retreat for Families provides some food for thought on this subject.  Fr. Nathan Cromly, CSJ, delves into the mission of the family to communicate love.

Intro Music courtesy of K4J

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The Mission of the Family to Reveal Love

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The Mission of the Family is to Guard, Reveal and Communicate Love and this fourth talk of the 2014 Central Texas Retreat for Families provides thoughtful reflection on the mission of the family to Reveal Love to the world.

Intro Music courtesy of K4J

All audio recordings of the talks from the retreat can be found on this page.

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The Mission of the Marriage

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The Mission of the Family is to Guard, Reveal and Communicate Love and this second talk of the 2014 Central Texas Retreat for Families.  Greg and Julie Alexander, of the Alexander House, discuss the necessity of a strong marriage as the foundation for raising a holy family.

Intro Music courtesy of K4J - Family by David Howie

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The Mission of the Family

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Fr. Nathan Cromly

The Mission of the Family is to Guard, Reveal and Communicate Love and this first talk of the 2014 Central Texas Retreat for Families provides some food for thought on this subject.  Fr. Nathan Cromly, CSJ, delves into the mission of the family and provides practical advice on how to embark on this seeminly daunting task.

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