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July 2005

Milestones (July-August 2005) — New Assignments: Raandi King, Linda Owen, Combermere. New Local Directors: Catherine Lesage, Russia; Larry Klein, local director of men, MH Combermere. Recent Deaths: Denise Becker’s father, George....

Something People Love in a Priest — by Fr. David May. This year the month of July will hold a most special gift for Madonna House and for the Church: Kieran Kilcommons will be ordained to the priesthood on the 9th. In this same year, Fr. Paul...

The Church Stands on Rock — by Paulette Curran. The day Pope Benedict XVI was elected pope, I was on vacation—a quiet vacation all alone in a small house in the woods. It was the second day of the conclave, too early I thought, for a...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (July-August 2005) — Summer has arrived, and so have old friends and new, to visit the shops, to have a tour, to live and work with us, or to experience some other facet of our life. Our Lady of Comber-mere has a gift...

Listening to God — by Catherine Doherty. We tend to pray with great intensity for the things we want, but do we ever think of praying for what God wants? Usually when our desire for something “cools off,” so does our prayer. It is...

Combermere Diary (July-August 2005) — by Paulette Curran. The past two months—the time-frame covered by this Combermere Diary—have been, not only eventful, but rich and full. They began with a major event in the Church—the death of Pope John Paul II—and ended with a major...

A Mother’s Story — by Marie Stewart. In 1990 our son Patrick was scheduled to go to the North American College in Rome to study for the priesthood for our diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina. My husband George and I were thrilled beyond words...

Oh, For a Cold Can of Coca-Cola! — by Tom Kluger. It was a hot, hot, humid July day—about 36° C (98° F)—and I was an applicant (a person in formation) about to experience a struggle with both poverty and obedience. Poverty in Madonna House includes not only...

 

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