Restoration

Restoration

January 2005

The Joys of Nazareth — by Fr. David May. In this article, “Nazareth” refers to the hidden, ordinary life that almost all of us are called to live. Society offers us many “joys.” We are all too familiar with them, sometimes to our embarrassment as...

Where Love Is God Is — by Catherine Doherty.  “God’s peace be upon you.” “And may it abide in you, too.” How familiar to me, and how beloved, is the memory of this greeting and its response, heard so many times in my childhood and youth!...

Where Reality Betters Fantasy — by Fr. Pat McNulty. Shazam! Anyone from the USA who was at least 10 years of age by 1940 will probably recognize that word. It came from the comic book world of the ’40s, those special kid-cartoon drawings in story-form....

Was Christ Wasting His Time? — by Fr. Bob Wild. When we think of following Jesus and “imitating” him,” our thoughts, more often than not, turn to his public life. This is understandable. This is what the Gospels are all about. This is what we know...

Combermere Diary (January 2005) — by Paulette Curran. As I write this, we are just ending the sixth week of our temporary “merging.” Yes, as we said last month, at this time of major renovation of the kitchen of the main house, our two communities—the...

The Great School of the Soul — by Michael O’Brien. The family is not merely a house full of people, for many institutions fit that description. Granted, as anyone who has ever lived in one well knows, the family seems to be sometimes a hospital, a prison,...

Your Sources of Power — by Pope John Paul II. It is in the family where living stones are formed for that spiritual house spoken of by the Apostle Peter (cf. 1 Pet 2:5). The bodies of the husband and wife are the dwelling-place of...

We Live in Dormitories — by Paulette Curran. I have an old friend from childhood who is now a professional counselor. Though a laywoman, she often counsels priests and nuns. So, not surprisingly, she is fascinated by Madonna House—a very different variety of consecrated life...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (January 2005) — As we enter a brand new year, it is our heartfelt prayer that we live the Gospel more fully this coming year than we ever have. The world needs that from all of us Christians as never before....

First Impressions — by Bill Ryan. Bill, who has been a staff worker for 44 years, spent 24 of those years working in every facet of Restoration—in editorial, layout, and circulation. Most recently he was circulation manager (for the second time), for four...

Notes from Near and Far: Edmonton, Alberta — by Jude Fischer, Marian Centre Edmonton. Greetings from Edmonton, the city which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. Our newly renovated Churchill Square reopened for the occasion with day-long entertainment culminating in a wonderful fireworks display. All weekend various city-run attractions...

Notes from Near and Far: Whitehorse, Yukon — by Christine Herlihy, Maryhouse. Yesterday (this was written in early winter), we woke up to our first “dump of snow.” Kate O’Donnell and I looked out the window and simultaneously thought, the days of shoveling have begun. Later on however,...

A Plaster Saint — by Cheryl Ann Smith. With dread, I dragged myself to my fate. Well actually I was going to Fr. Sharkey’s poustinia, or cabin, as he had kindly offered to help me. But I felt doomed. The day before, I had...

That Last Pile of Dishes — by José de Vinck. It is relatively easy to give oneself to God and neighbor in one generous and dramatic swoop. But keeping it up day by day? That is another story! How easy to leave that last pile of...

 

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