Venerable Peyton's Impactful Life
Known the world over as “The Rosary Priest,” Father Peyton began Family Rosary, in Albany, N.Y. in 1942, with the goal of building family unity through daily prayer of the Rosary. Father Peyton 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. Father Peyton, a Catholic media pioneer, spent the 51 years of his priesthood serving the spiritual needs of families.
In 1947, he founded Family Theater Productions in Hollywood. Family Theater Productions produced 900 radio and TV programs that featured hundreds of star actors and other celebrities and had more than 10,000 broadcasts. Father Peyton passed away peacefully in 1992 and was declared "Venerable" by Pope Francis in 2017.