Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton

Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton

By Jonathan Cipiti

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2020-10-09
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 11min
  • Director: Jonathan Cipiti
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99


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.



  • Inspiring!

    By Tom Foley23
    This is an inspiring film that everyone needs to see! Such a powerful story of an incredible man who shaped the lives of millions. We need more films like this and I encourage anyone to watch PRAY and get to know the life and ongoing works of Father Peyton. Thank you Family Theater Productions!
  • A 20th century influencer for our times! Fr Peyton

    By BonnieRodgers
    Spoiler alert I am a total fan of Fr Peyton! PRAY does a great job of sharing the obstacles and challenges he overcame and the delight in which he shared his love of all of God's people and the powerful influence of the family. Do yourself a favor a spend some time watching PRAY to learn about the remarkable life and ministry of Fr Peyton and his trailblazing path in media. From TV shows with high profile celebrities to public large scale gatherings called Rosary Bowls you're going to want to learn more and more about this wonderful and holy priest.
  • Inspiring Film!

    By Catholic Mom
    What an wonderful look at the remarkable life of a great modern saint. You will come away feeling encouraged and inspired to pray with your family. Fr. Patrick Peyton still blesses us today with his message of love and devotion to Mary. The family that prays together stays together!
  • America needs to see this

    By ARC trooper 579362
    This is a great film that restores the memory of a great American that brought America together.
  • Praying for more movies like this!

    By Deefender007
    Full disclosure- I worked on this film, but I’m being completely honest in that this film inspires me each and every time I watch it. If you are looking for an inspiring, hope filled movie to lift your spirits this Christmas season, skip Hallmark channel and go straight to watching this film! Watch it with your family, send it to your friends, and spread the message of this amazing priest. The family that prays together, stays together!!
  • A Wondrous Film!

    By DDK56
    Father Patrick Peyton was one of the most popular Catholic priests of the 20th century. With Mary as his inspiration, he brought the love of Jesus to millions of people around the world by praying the family Rosary. This inspirational film tells the story of the "Rosary Priest" as only Family Theater Productions can. "Pray" is a wondrous movie that shows how a poor Irish immigrant overcame many obstacles, including a near-death experience, to spread the word of God around the world. Truly a joyous film for the whole family!
  • Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton

    By Katie RDY
    Outstanding film! Beautifully shot, beautifully told. What an extraordinary story on the life of a simple man from Ireland who longed to bring the faith to others and through sacrifice and perseverance reached millions with his message of love and hope. The film holds your attention the whole time, and leaves you wanting more!
  • Astonishing Film

    By Philly Samantha
    The whole world needs to know about Father Peyton and this film is a wonderful way to introduce yourself to him or learn a little more. He was a man before his time and his story was and still is so interesting. The Family That Prays Together Stays Together
  • Pray

    By Susie from the bayou
    Excellent documentary. Inspirational and amazing what one man accomplished.
  • Pray - Our Story

    By JPII Catholic School
    We had the privilege of viewing this film in the summer for our staff retreat. The rosary was our theme for the year and this movie was a must see to set the tone for everyone. After watching this movie, if you are not compelled to pray the rosary as often as you can, you will be missing something in your life here on earth. All of our classes, PK 3 - 8, are praying decades of the rosary daily. We are encouraging family prayer in the home that includes the rosary. The pandemic has allowed us more quiet time for prayer. God has a plan for each of us, pray the rosary. You will not be sorry. Beth Hendrickson, John Paul II Catholic School