Written by Madonna House staff, Restoration is an essential part of our witness to the Gospel. Here we share our personal stories and reflections on the Gospel challenges of today, along with writings from Catherine Doherty and the Catholic Church.

Posted June 30, 2015 in One Man's Scrap:
One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (May-June 2015)

Streams, like the one near St. Mary’s which was frozen during winter and now gushes under a tiny bridge, bring the sound of spring. We thank God for the warmer season, and we thank you, our friends, for your help as we move into late spring and summer work.

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Posted June 18, 2015 in The Pope's Corner:
A Father’s Day Message

by Pope Francis.

Every family needs a father.

The first need is this: that a father be present in a family. That he be close to his wife, sharing everything—joy and sorrow, hope and hardship.


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Posted June 16, 2015 in Milestones:
Milestones (May-June 2015)

New Local Director and Transfer: Maureen Ray, MH Windsor

Posted June 10, 2015 in Combermere Diary:
Combermere Diary (May-June 2015)

by Paulette Curran.

I am writing this column the Saturday after Easter, and what a full time these last two weeks have been! On the practical level, Holy Week, is of course, very, very busy, and on the spiritual level, who could ever plumb its depths?

And this year, for us, this time included both a baptism and a funeral. Yes, this year for us, rebirth and death were palpably contained in the death and resurrection of Christ.

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Posted June 04, 2015:
My Pain is God’s Pain

by a staff worker.

Suffering and joy are both mysteries, but that doesn’t mean we can’t say anything about them. One thing I know is that whatever joy or suffering I experience, Christ is with me and he experiences it with me. Christ and I and, in fact, every person in the Mystical Body, are one.

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Posted June 02, 2015:
A Glorious Thing

by Fr. David May.

"Still sleeping, Catherine began to talk. I could make nothing of her words until I heard her say, ‘Spadina Street’.

"That was in Toronto. She was remembering—against her will—some devilish tragedy in a sort of cataleptic nightmare.

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