Pope Francis Declares Venerable

Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C.

The Family That Prays Together Stays Together

Steps To Sainthood

Servant of God

A promoter group requests an investigation by the Holy See; if granted, the candidate receives the title, Servant of God.


The declaration of a person's heroic virtues, after which his/her title is Venerable.


The candidate is declared Blessed once a miracle is attributed to the intercession of the candidate.


The Holy Father declares the candidate to be a Saint after a second miracle is attributed to their intercession.

prayer for beatification

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Pray a Novena of Thanksgiving with us - January 1-9, 2018

What a great Christmas gift we have just received!

Today, we have received news that our Holy Father, Pope Francis, on December 18, 2017 declared Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C. “Venerable.”

We are filled to overflowing with joy at this news and want to share it with you right away as you are important to us and we know Father Peyton is important to you!

How exciting and encouraging it is just to write the designation, “Venerable”! This designation represents a rare recognition by the universal Church that Father Peyton is a person of heroic virtue and a life worthy of veneration by all Christians.

In the days ahead you will receive additional news from us about celebrations; however, we do want you to know that we will be offering a Novena of Thanksgiving beginning on January 1. We are preparing the materials for the novena and you will find them on our website, www.FamilyRosary.org, in the near future.  We hope you will join us in our Novena prayer of thanksgiving. 

As you continue to await the celebration of the Birth of Our Lord and delight in the joy of this Christmas season, please count on our prayers for you and your family. I extend our sincerest thanks for your faithful collaboration with us in support to Father Peyton’s Cause and his continuing mission.

May our Blessed Mother Mary keep us all close to her Divine Son,

Father Wilfred Raymond, C.S.C.
Holy Cross Family Ministries


Prayer for the Beatification of Venerable Patrick Peyton

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.