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April 2006

A Young Mother’s Story — by Pauline McGrath, former applicant of MH. “I’m sorry, we can’t find a heartbeat. Your baby is dead.” Dead?! What do they mean—dead? We are overdue by ten days and I am to be induced tomorrow. She can’t be dead....

Far Beyond Ourselves — by Jean Fox. One day I walked into Catherine Doherty’s cabin with someone. The person stopped, put her hands on her hips and said to Catherine, “I hate that plaque.” The plaque she was referring to was on Catherine’s wall...

Catherine: Cause Newsletter #11 — The Spring/Summer 2006 issue of Catherine, the newsletter to promote the cause for canonization of Servant of God Catherine Doherty, is now available to view on-line at: http://www.catherinedoherty.org/cause/011-Spring-Summer-2006.html The main topic is, "How is Catherine being percieved?"...

Boasting in the Cross — by Michael O’Brien. God forbid that I should boast, save in the cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ. (Gal 6:14) God chose the foolish of this world to shame the wise, and God chose the weak of this world to...

What is Really Happening? — by Fr. Denis Lemieux. “The glamour is gone.” As I woke up yesterday, slowly and painfully crawling up from unconsciousness, this thought arose, unbidden and incomprehensible from some depth of my subconscious mind. It was the first waking thought of...

Entering Holy Week — by Catherine Doherty. This is the hour of faith. We are going to need faith, because Holy Week, in a manner of speaking, will show us the reign of the prince of darkness, who rejoiced on Good Friday because he...

My Day is a Mass — by Fr. Pat McNulty. On Holy Thursday I often think about a rather unusual Eucharistic experience which happened to me about thirty years ago when I was confined to bed for many weeks. I was not able to do anything—most...

Awake, O Sleeper — An ancient homily. Something strange is happening. There is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the king is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen...

The Night of Nights — by Catherine Doherty. This is the night of nights. This is the apex of the love story. The first part came to us as the cry of a Child. The second, as the hammering and planning of wood by a...

I Have Destroyed Death — by Bishop Melito of Sardis (2nd Century). The Lord, though he was God, became man. He suffered for the sake of those who suffer; he was bound for those in bonds, condemned for the guilty, buried for those who lie...

A Pilgrim in the Marketplace — by Andorra Howard. When MH Brazil closed, one staff worker, Andorra Howard, remained behind for a year of further immersion in the language and culture. This article is adapted from her first newsletter to Madonna House. One nice thing about...

The Greatest Sign of Love — by a staff worker. Those of you who are under twenty or not from North America might not know about this, but in the 1960s, at virtually every big sports event, there was a guy who held up a sign. He...

The Pope’s Last Gift — by Pope John Paul II. The last gift of Pope John Paul II to us was this short reflection “prepared in accordance with his explicit instructions” for Mercy Sunday. It was read at the end of the Mass for that...

Memories (Part 3) — by Catherine Doherty. The Rescue During World War I, I was trained in nursing by the Red Cross, but the war has a way of training you faster than anything possibly can. I was put in charge of a welcome...

Combermere Diary (April 2006) — by Paulette Curran. Ah, April! It’s a lovely thought as I look out the window on this day in late February at lots and lots of snow. Though spring is definitely on its way, at this time of year the...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (April 2006) — Spring comes late to our northern land. So someone around here was saying that she likes it when Easter is late, as it was this year, because then our weather is apt to be more springlike, more in tune with...

Milestones (April 2006) — Recent Assignments: Michaela Bang, Arizona. Recent Deaths: Paul Mitchell’s father....

 

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