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Friends of Madonna House is a free hand-out of short reflections drawn from the words of Catherine Doherty and Madonna House Staff.

“Nothing is foreign to the apostolate,” Catherine often declared. The aim of this publication is to cover a wide range of topics relevant to Christian life and Church teachings. They are made further accessible by being written in layman’s terms and easily available for reproduction.

The name of these publications has evolved over the years from Penny-A-Copy and Pass It On! to Friends of Madonna House. Catherine called the first pamphlets Penny-A-Copy to give people dignity in buying them and to help defray printing costs. “Pass it on!” was an expression she used to describe the apostolic spirit of evangelization.

Now those who desire to live in the Nazareth spirit of Madonna House can be further encouraged by subscribing to the Friends of Madonna House monthly e-newsletter that also features occasional news about the Madonna House Apostolate, new book releases, Catherine’s cause for canonization, and our publications. A searchable archive of past issues is accessible through our publications website. PDF files of the physical handout are also available there for download and reprint.

We encourage you to make copies of our Friends of Madonna House issues, create links to the online articles and pass them on to anyone: perhaps in your parish bulletin, in your correspondence — share it with friends, family, school or business associates. Friends of Madonna House is seed to be scattered, ready to sprout and take root where God wills. May he bless you as you read it. You are free to copy and republish them (even in a commercial publication), but you may not alter or edit the text, and you need to attribute the author (e.g. “by Catherine Doherty”) and specify Madonna House Publications as the source.

Plug into Sacramentals

by Catherine DohertyFriends of Madonna House, Vol. 2, no. 49. Read More…

Appreciating the Eucharist

by Catherine Doherty Friends of Madonna House, Vol. 2, no. 48. Read More…

A Christmas Story

by Catherine DohertyFriends of Madonna House, Vol. 2, no. 47. Read More…

Preach the Gospel with Your Life!

by Fr. Jim Duffy Friends of Madonna House, Vol. 2, no. 46. Read More…

Lent: A Sea of God’s Mercy

by Catherine DohertyFriends of Madonna House, Vol. 2, no. 45. Read More…

Lenten Fasting: Lessons from Old Russia

by Catherine Doherty Friends of Madonna House, Vol. 2, no. 44. Read More…

The First Church Bells

by Catherine DohertyFriends of Madonna House, Vol. 2, no. 43. Read More…

Tips for Parents: How to Combat a Secular Culture

by Catherine DohertyFriends of Madonna House, Vol. 2, no. 42. Read More…

The Duty of the Moment

by Catherine DohertyFriends of Madonna House, Vol. 2, no. 41. Read More…

The Pilgrim’s Story: A Tale of Old Russia

by Catherine DohertyFriends of Madonna House, Vol. 2, no. 40. Read More…