Fr. Patrick Peyton, also known as the “Rosary Priest,” founded Family Theater Productions in the 1940s as a way to use the modern media to strengthen families, especially through prayer. Though Father Peyton passed away in 1992, Family Theater Productions still honors his birthday on January 9th, and this year asked those in Catholic media to share their thoughts and memories of Fr. Patrick Peyton and Family Theater Productions.
One of the Catholic media professionals who honored Fr. Peyton was our very own Joseph Nesta! Joseph is the senior Community Relations Officer for Immaculate Heart Radio, and can often be heard on-air during our quarterly pledge drives. Joseph said:
“Radio is what we call the ‘theater of the mind’ and it addresses and reaches people in a way that television, print media, or the internet doesn’t. … Fr. Patrick Peyton was a visionary, no doubt inspired by the Holy Spirit. … And it’s not old-fashioned – I think it’s wise to say that the family that prays together, stays together.”
See the full video below:
For more, including Patrick Coffin’s salute to Father Peyton, visit Family Theater Productions.
Photo courtesy of Family Theater Productions.