Restoration

Restoration

March 2005

Welcome to the new Restoration web site — Welcome to the new Madonna House Restoration newspaper web site. Although we have been posting Restoration articles¬†on our site¬†since 1996, we are pleased to now be able to offer them through this new "weblog"-style page. Check back here frequently for...

Combermere Diary (March 2005) — by Paulette Curran. The time I am writing this—towards the end of January—is the quietest time of the year for us at Madonna House. For it is a time of fewer visitors and a time between two major liturgical seasons:...

Milestones (March 2005) — Recent Transfers Joe Hogan, Edmonton; Paul Moore, Regina....

A Radical Solution — by Fr. David May. I’ve just come rushing upstairs in the main house of MH near the end of afternoon teatime to begin this new column for Restoration. I have about one hour’s writing time before traveling down the road...

How Bitterness Became Sweet — by Scott Eagan. A long, long time ago, there was a cold, wild land called Kanata. This land was very far north, and it had six months of bitter winter followed by a long, bleak and sometimes fitful spring. The...

The Detour — by S. E. M. The father said to his servants, “Quick! Bring out the finest robe and put it on him” (Lk 15:22). “No, father,” the son said. “No. I cannot accept. Treat me like one of your hired hands.”...

Pursued by Love — by Jean Lafrance. (Perhaps) you have a climber’s mentality, and every day you set off to storm God, to overcome him by sheer force. Or maybe you ask God to come to you, reminding him politely that he seems to...

Mary in the Garden — by Sandra Lynch. Long ago in the early Church and throughout medieval times, Christianity was a way of life, and people knew that God was very much alive. Plants were vital to the lives of these people, for from them...

She Wasn’t There — by Helen Porthouse. Last year, Jean Fox, the director general of women, had a stroke on Palm Sunday morning and died on Tuesday of Holy Week. One of the staff shares her memories of that most memorable Holy Week....

Calling All Book-Lovers — by Karen Van de Loop. A is for Augustine, B is for Berdyaev, C is for Cistercians, D is for De Leon, E is for Eymard, F is for Francis, G is for Guardini, J is for John of the...

Bubblegum and Bedposts — by Fr. Pat McNulty. I apologize if I tire you with my childhood liturgical trips down Memory Lane, but please indulge an old man and come with me once again, this time through Lent to the hope of Easter by...

The Feast of Feasts — by Catherine Doherty. Catherine often told us about her childhood in Russia, not because she loved to reminisce (which, perhaps, she did), but to give us glimpses, concrete pictures, and a vision of a culture in which life and faith...

How God Saves Good People — by Fr. Émile-Marie Brière. I have found in my own life and in helping to form “saints” that the most difficult people to convert are the good people—the good Catholic boy, the good Catholic woman, the good Catholic priest. These...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (March 2005) — Lent and Easter is a blessed time to deepen our prayer life and carry the suffering of the many people throughout the world whose sorrow is before our eyes via the daily news. As we come to you again as beggars...

Our Final Victory — by Pope John Paul II. In Christ, evil is already conquered. Death has been defeated in its very root, which is sin. Christ has descended into the depths of the human heart with that most potent of weapons: love, which...

 

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