Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C.

The Rosary Priest

1909 - 1992

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

Lower Homepage Message

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 imitiate 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.