Film “PRAY: The Story of Patrick Peyton” Receives Award

Author: General Administration

Fr. Guffey, C.S.C., Interview for movie Pray

Family Theater Productions, a branch of Holy Cross Family Ministries, announced that the film, PRAY: The Story of Patrick, an inspiring documentary on the world-famous “Rosary Priest,” has won a prestigious Christopher Award.

The Christopher Awards were created in 1949 to celebrate writers, producers, directors, authors, and illustrators whose work “affirms the highest values of the human spirit.” The award was announced on April 13.

Learn more about Fr. Patrick Peyton, C.S.C.

“On behalf of all the people who worked on the film, I want to express our gratitude to the Christophers, for recognizing PRAY with this prestigious award,” said Fr. David Guffey, C.S.C., National Director of Family Theater Productions in Hollywood, California, which produced PRAY. “We made the film in the hope that audiences find in it a way to deepen their prayer lives and bring them closer to God and others.”

PRAY is available for digital rental or purchase on Amazon Video, iTunes, and Google Play. You can watch the PRAY trailer here. Further information can be found at and on Facebook and Instagram.

Seek Venerable Fr. Peyton's intercession

Servant of God Patrick Peyton

Declared Venerable by Pope Francis on December 18, 2017, Fr. Peyton traveled the globe during his life and ministry, promoting family prayer and especially the Rosary. He went on to lead millions in prayer at 40 Family Rosary Rallies that drew 28 million people, including 2 million each at events in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Manila, Philippines. Along the way, he became famous for preaching two powerful and memorable messages, “The Family That Prays Together Stays Together” and “A World at Prayer is a World at Peace.”

In addition to the rosary rallies, Fr. Peyton was a Catholic media pioneer. In 1947, he founded Family Theater Productions in Hollywood, California, to harness the power of the media and to enlist the witness of hundreds of star actors and other celebrities in spreading devotion to family prayer and the rosary.  

Today, Fr. Peyton’s legacy and work are continued by Holy Cross Family Ministries, which includes Family Rosary and Family Theater Productions.