Hollywood’s Family Theater Productions to release movie about the miraculous life of Venerable Patrick Peyton
HOLLYWOOD — PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON, a documentary film about Father Patrick Peyton C.S.C., the famous Hollywood Rosary priest who was dedicated to inspiring millions of families to pray together and coined the famous phrase, “The family that prays together stays together,” will release in select theaters nationwide Friday, October 9. PRAY is produced by Family Theater Productions, the same Hollywood organization founded by Father Patrick Peyton, and will be distributed by ArtAffects.
Watch the PRAY trailer: https://youtu.be/eS8G3c9CJds
“We now have the opportunity to bring PRAY to theaters where families will be able to experience the powerful and hopeful message of family prayer,” said Father David Guffey, C.S.C., national director of Family Theater Productions and executive producer of PRAY. “PRAY is more than a movie, it’s a prayer movement. We want to encourage families to watch this remarkable movie that focuses on the transformative power of prayer. Father Patrick Peyton inspired millions with his message of family prayer. Our goal in the film’s accompanying Pray Together Now movement is 10 million globally pledging to pray daily with those they love.”
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 accepted a job as janitor at the Catholic cathedral, which rekindles his long-lost desire to become a priest and changed the course of his life. Nearing ordination, his life took a radical turn when he was stricken with tuberculosis. Facing certain death, he sank into despair. A visit from his mentor, who delivered a simple message to pray, lifted the darkness. Taking his advice to heart, Peyton prayed fervently to Mary, the Mother of Christ, for her intercession and he experienced a miraculous recovery.
Feeling a deep gratitude to God, Father Peyton dedicated his life to telling all the world about the power of prayer and encouraged families worldwide to bring prayer into their homes. He enlisted the aid of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities in radio, film and TV, and traveled the world sharing the message of family prayer and its healing and hope with millions.
“‘PRAY’ is an exceptional movie about an exceptional man, produced at an exceptional time in our history as a nation and Church,” said Julia M. Dezelski, S.T.D., Assistant Director, Marriage & Family Life, Laity, Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, USCCB. “It is absolutely vital for families to experience the 'glue' that is family prayer, especially the Rosary. As a child, my family was glued together by the Rosary. Still today, even with a toddler and baby, the Rosary has a daily place in our lives as a family. I recommend this movie to families everywhere: watch it and let it transform you into a family that prays together; it will make a lasting difference!”
ABOUT FAMILY THEATER PRODUCTIONS
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 www.FamilyTheater.org.
Movies are a powerful force in our society, shaping perceptions and influencing culture. ArtAffects believes with power comes responsibility. Audiences hunger for a constant flow of entertainment. ArtAffects desires to supply movies families can enjoy together. These films have broad appeal and lucrative box office potential. ArtAffects offers customized distribution strategies for domestic theatrical releases, and serves as consultant to ancillary revenue streams, from home entertainment to foreign sales. Learn more at www.artaffectsentertainment.com.
PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON Photos and Videos:
Historical Photos: https://hcfm.canto.com/b/SQB9R
Historical Photos’ Captions: Available on each photo.
Current Day Photo: https://hcfm.canto.com/b/R9A4B
Current Day Photo Caption: Director Jonathan Cipiti (back to camera) interviews Father David Guffey, C.S.C., for PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON at the Family Theater Productions offices on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
PRAY Film Trailer:
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PRAY Website: www.PrayTheFilm.com