Who Was Father Peyton?


Father Peyton was never without a Rosary

A Champion for Family Prayer

Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C. was born in 1909 in Ireland to a devout Catholic Family. Praying the Rosary together each night was a routine in the Peyton household and laid a strong foundation for Father Peyton's faith, which he would need when he joined the Congregation of Holy Cross as a priest.

Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C. devoted his priestly life to spreading the devotion to Mary and encouraging family prayer, especially the Rosary. He used radio, television, and film, and 260 Rosary Rallies worldwide to accomplish his mission.

Today, Father Peyton's message that "the family that prays together stays together" is well known around the world. His Cause for Sainthood was officially opened in 2001 and he is currently named Venerable. With your prayers, hopefully he will be recognized as a Saint for Family Prayer!

Recent News

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Poster Image for the film Pray

-PRAY: The Story of Patrick Peyton, a documentary about Father Peyton's life and ministry, is being produced by Family Theater Productions. Watch the trailer here.  

-The Museum of Family Prayer officially opens on Sunday, September 15 and continues Venerable Patrick Peyton’s mission of encouraging families to pray daily, particularly the Rosary. Learn more about the museum here.

- A student run newspaper at the University of Notre Dame published an article about Father Peyton. Click here to to read the article written by Guild member Mackenzie Kraker. 


Get Involved!

There are many ways you can be involved in Father Peyton's Cause for Sainthood

Join the Guild! – Join with others around the world in prayer for the continuation of Father Peyton's mission and families around the world. Learn about the Father Peyton Prayer Guild here.

Pray! - Pray for Father Peyton's intercession and let us know if your prayer was answered! Or click here to share your story of answered prayers.

Visit the Museum of Family Prayer! - Learn about the roots of prayer and how Father Peyton brought millions of people together with the Rosary. 

Spread the Word! - Request prayer cards and other materials to give to those around you. Help us spread the word about Father Peyton's Cause!