Hollywood Family Man Supports PRAY Movie, in Theaters Now
October 15, 2020 at 20:15 PM EDT
“PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON” Livens Up the Box Office as Audiences Find Inspiration When Stepping Back Into Theaters
(PRUnderground) October 15th, 2020
Family Theater Productions released PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON on Friday, October 9, inspiring families to come together and pray.
The film follows the life of Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., an immigrant whose aspirations in life shifted from millionaire to priest after arriving in America. He inspired Hollywood icons to help share his belief that “the family that prays together stays together.” Father Peyton’s mission spread through mass media, and millions joined to experience his prayer rallies. This outstanding documentary, a tribute to the man who devoted his life to the importance of prayer, is an inspiration to us all.
“Moving, inspiring and challenging. This message is needed now more than ever.” – Lorrie Gramer, Marriage Building USA
During its opening weekend, PRAY was released in 44 theaters across the country. Only days after opening, countless additional theaters are opting in to screen the film as word spreads and awareness continues to grow.
Find a theater screening PRAY near you.
This documentary is drawing in fans from all faith and spiritual backgrounds, as audiences passionately share on social media what the film means to them.
Hollywood’s Rick Schirmer states, “I just want to encourage you all to see the film. I pray that you and your family will be praying together after seeing this film.”
Former Major League Baseball star Mike Sweeney, Kansas City Royals Special Assistant to the General Manager, says, “Father Patrick Peyton’s mission, ‘The family that prays together stays together,’ has not only saved my family, but millions of families around the world.”
“Beautiful. Inspiring. Filled with goodness and simple and powerful faith.” – Father Francis “Rocky” Hoffman, Relevant Radio
More information about the film can be found at PrayTheFilm.com.
PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON is an inspiring documentary about a poor, uneducated Irish immigrant who sets 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. Never taking “No” for an answer, he convinces Hollywood’s biggest stars to help him spread the message, “The family that prays together stays together,” through the power of mass media, including radio, television and film. Father Peyton’s fame spreads around the world and audiences in the millions flock to his public prayer rallies. This is the story of a tireless missionary, an unlikely hero, and one of history’s greatest advocates for family prayer.
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