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October 2006

Miracle in Combermere — by Paulette Curran. At the supper table on Wednesday, August 2nd, a few of us were talking about natural disasters. "We are really blessed," I said, "God put us in a place that doesn’t generally have natural disasters. We don’t...

The People of Combermere —  by Sandy Wood. I was driving home to Madonna House about an hour and half after the tornado passed through. Local men were directing traffic and not letting anyone across the bridge into Combermere. There was only one police car....

We Can’t Move Trees — Interview of Jo-Anne Paquette by the editor. Jo-Anne is the director of St. Joseph’s House, the MH mission house that works in the Madawaska Valley, the area where Combermere is located. St. Joe’s, as it’s called, is on the highway...

Our Lady of Combermere — by Fr. Emile-Marie Brière. This was written in July 1960 on the occasion of the official blessing of the statue of Our Lady of Combermere. Our Lady of Combermere has come. On May 17, 1960, the thirteenth anniversary of the...

Combermere Diary (October 2006) — Even though it isn’t here yet, we can feel fall coming. The weather is getting cooler, summer school is over as is Cana, and the harvest is coming in. What a wonderful harvest it is this year! Ideal conditions—lots of...

Weapon of Choice — by Fr. David May. At the moment of writing this article, plans for peace in the world seem to be literally blowing up in our faces. No matter where one turns—Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Afghanistan, to name...

I Can’t Explain It — by Arlene Becker. My experience of the rosary began in childhood. There were eight children in my family and trying to pray the rosary together was a challenge for me as well as for my parents. In my memory it...

The World is at War — by Catherine Doherty. Mary, teach us to pray! For see, you who are our mother and the Mother of God, somewhere along the dark road of the past decades, while we walked between war and uneasy peace, we have forgotten...

The Power of Faith — by Pope Benedict XVI. Mary teaches us how to pray. It is she who shows us how to open our minds and our hearts to the power of the Holy Spirit, who comes to us so as to be brought...

Cause for Rejoicing — by Fr. Bob Wild. As we were walking back to the priest guesthouse after the fifth meeting of the new historical commission, Fr. Terence Fay said to me, "I feel overwhelmed." I was tempted to answer, "There’s a lot more...

Milestones (October 2006) — Recent Assignment: Adam Grochowski, Edmonton. Associates’ Promises: Fr. Michael Smith and Deacon Nick Mammi, final promises. Recent Deaths: Mary Pennefather, staff worker; Noella de Laforcade’s father, Francois Xavier....

 

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