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Fr. Raymond in Rome to Further Fr. Peyton Cause for Canonization

April 20, 2015

ROME—Rev. Wilfred Raymond, C.S.C., president of Holy Cross Family Ministries, is in Rome to further the Cause for Canonization of Servant of God Patrick Peyton.

Fr. Peyton, a Catholic media pioneer internationally known as The Rosary Priest, was a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross for 51 years before his death in 1992. An Irish immigrant to the United States, Fr. Peyton founded Family Rosary and Family Theater Productions.

Fr. Raymond, Rev. David Marcham, and Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila (Phillippines) presented the the “Positio” for Fr. Peyton’s cause to Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints. The Positio is a 1,300-page document on the study of Fr. Peyton’s life and ministry—the culmination of four years of work and a 6,000-page report by 35 dioceses around the world.

If the Congregation of the Cause of Saints determines Fr. Peyton led a life of heroic virtue and holiness, the cause goes to Pope Francis, who may confer the title “Venerable” upon Fr. Peyton.

Find out more about Fr. Peyton and his cause for sainthood on the Holy Cross Family Ministries website.

Like Holy Cross Family Ministries, Ave Maria Press is an apostolate of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers.

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