Restoration

Restoration

May 2005

Canada on Its Knees? — by Fr. David May. At the beginning of March Canadian Catholics received a rather unusual request from their bishops. The hierarchy proposed that in the days preceding March 19 (Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary), a novena be prayed...

The Hearbeats of God — by Catherine Doherty. How in heaven’s name will we be able to face a lifetime broken into small particles of days that will bring us doubts, temptations, and fears? How in heaven’s name will we stand up to that grind...

Combermere Diary (May-June 2005) — by Paulette Curran. The first day back to our ordinary work schedule after three days off for our Easter celebration, I have just discovered, is not ideal for writing Combermere Diary. Usually I have thought about this column before sitting...

Right from the Lips of Jesus — by Fr. Bob Wild. One day, just before I began preparing my homily, I asked Mary for a word. The word I heard in my heart was this: “Tell them that if they are searching for a way to understand...

Milestones (May-June 2005) — New Bishop: Fr. Pierre-André Fournier (associate priest) ordained bishop for the Archdiocese of Quebec City. New Assignments: Pat Probst, Washington D.C.; Marian Moody, Combermere. Deaths: Fr. Joseph Haley, associate priest....

A Gruff Old Man — by a staff worker. Thomas Egan, a staff worker of Madonna House since 1961, passed away on March 3, 2005. In this issue of Restoration, we share some of our memories of Tom. Tom Egan was a gruff old guy...

Entering an Ocean — by Tom Egan (from Restoration, January 2001). On December 3, 1999, I suffered a minor stroke, and I want to share with you some of my inner experiences of that night and the days that followed. I had not been...

How I Shall Love! — by Tom Egan. This following letter by Tom Egan to his brothers and sisters in Madonna House was found in his file with instructions that it be read after his death. It was written 27 years ago, on April 9,...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (May-June 2005) — Spring! Never has that season been so welcome. It was a long, cold winter with lots of snow, which, as of this writing, is still not gone. We will be so glad to see the land filled with warmth and...

 

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