The Venerable Fr Patrick Peyton


Our Most Famous Visitor

Pope Francis on December 19, 2017, authorised 12 decrees on miracles, martyrdom and heroic virtues of 22 men and 5 women, according to Vatican News


Among the 12 is the decree on the heroic virtues of the noted “Rosary Priest”, Servant of God Fr. Patrick Peyton of the Congregation of Holy Cross (CSC).  We are indeed priviledged that Fr Patrick visited St Joseph's during a Family Crusade visit to Malaga in 1981


Born on January 9, 1909, at Carracastle, Ireland, Fr. Peyton died on June 3, 1992, in San Pedro, US.  Fr. Peyton is the founder of the “Family Rosary Crusade.”  He was the first to proclaim the phrases “The family that prays together stays together” and “A world at prayer is a world at peace.”


Venerable Patrick with members of St Joseph's in 1981

Prayer for Beatification

"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.

Venerable Patrick Peyton, pray for us!"

Steps to Sainthood.

From the Fr Peyton Guild to promote Fr Patricks road to Sainthood. Join with them in prayer both to celebrate and to promote his Sainthood. Find out more about Fr Patricks life and the Guild

Strengthen your family through prayer

All because one father prayed one rosary at home Fr Patrick Peyton went on to pray with more than 40 million people around the world.....and Family Rosary was founded.

The Family that Prays Together Stays Together

A film record of the work of Fr Patrick from Hollywood to the World.

"The Family That PraysTogether Stays Together"

The Family Theater was set up on Sunset Boulevard to promote Family prayer and especially  the Rosary.The Theater has been in existence forover 67 years and continues to promote Fr Patricks media mission as a member of Holy Cross Family Ministry sponsored bythe Congregation of Holy Cross of which Fr Patrick was a member.

The painting to the right is of Our Lady of The Rosary which was always present in the background of his television programmes promoting the rosary. It was painted by Bartolome Esteban Murillo.


Venerable Patrick's Rosary

can be found on this link