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Documentary about the life of Ven. Patrick Peyton is available now for digital purchase!

PRAY’ brings family prayer and a future saint into homes!

Documentary about the life of Ven. Patrick Peyton is available now for digital purchase!

​PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON​, a documentary film about Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., the famous Hollywood Rosary priest who inspired millions of families to pray together and coined the famous phrase, “The family that prays together stays together,” is available for digital purchase now.

Family Theater Productions, the same Hollywood organization founded by Father Peyton, produced ​PRAY​. The timing of the announcement about the digital release of the movie, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, is no coincidence.

“Father Patrick Peyton was deeply devoted to Our Lady and urged families to pray the Rosary together,” said Fr. David Guffey, C.S.C., national director of Family Theater Productions and executive producer of ​PRAY​. “Today, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, we encourage Catholic families to come together and honor the Virgin Mary, pray the Rosary and watch PRAY​, a remarkable movie that focuses on the transformative power of prayer.

As families across the country remain under lockdown due to COVID-19 restrictions, bringing PRAY​ to your home enables you and your family and friends to share the PRAY experience.

Peyton, a future saint whose life will inspire you to pray the Rosary and delve deeper into your Catholic faith during these difficult times.

Watch the trailer here​.


PRAY​ is an inspiring documentary about Venerable Patrick Peyton, a poor, uneducated Irish immigrant who set sail for America in 1928 with nothing but his faith and dreams of becoming a millionaire. Arriving in Pennsylvania and unable to find work, he accepts the position as a janitor at the cathedral, which rekindles his long lost desire to become a priest and changes the course of his life. Nearing ordination, his life takes a radical turn when he is stricken with tuberculosis. Facing certain death, he sinks into despair. A visit from his mentor, who delivers a simple message to pray, lifts the darkness.

Taking his advice to heart, Patrick prays fervently to Mary, the Mother of Christ, for her intercession and he experiences a miraculous recovery. Feeling deep gratitude, he dedicates his life to telling all the world about the power of prayer and encourages families everywhere to bring prayer into their homes. He enlists the aid of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities in radio, film and TV, and travels the world sharing the message of family prayer and its healing and hope with millions.

PRAY​ will be released domestically only in December, and will feature Spanish subtitles. It will be available to purchase on iTunes, Amazon and Google. Parish screenings licensing will be available at the end of January.


Family Theater Productions creates family and faith-based media that inspires, entertains and informs. Founded in 1947 by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., and headquartered on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, Family Theater Productions is an award-winning producer of family media, including television, radio and short format video for all the major social platforms. Learn more at ​



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