Restoration

Restoration

January 2007

Thoughts on a Winter’s Evening — by Fr. David May. Have you ever lived and worked on top of an oven? I do. The office I currently occupy in my position as director of priests in Madonna House is located on the second floor of our...

Gazing on Stars and Kings — by Fr. Pat McNulty. Do you remember seeing your first shooting star? I remember seeing mine. And I remember that I couldn’t prove it because it happened so fast it was gone before anyone else could see it. But I...

Combermere Diary (January 2007) — by Paulette Curran. As I write this, it is late November, the gray time between the bright colors of autumn and the sparkling whiteness of winter. In our lives as well, it is an in-between time, a relatively quiet time....

Milestones (January 2007) — Recent assignments: Andorra Howard, Ghana; Teresa Gehred, St. Joseph's House....

Beginnings in Krasnoyarsk — by Catherine Lesage. In mid-June Marie Javora, Sofia Segal, and I left Combermere for the city of Krasnoyarsk to begin Madonna House’s new mission in Russia. Krasnoyarsk, a growing city, is located in central Siberia, and we are in the...

If You Hadn’t Come — by Aliz Trombitas, applicant. For the past few months, I have been working in the Madonna House gift shop. You never know who will walk in. One day one of the customers was buying a lot of medals. I was...

A Church in Springtime — by Fr. Robert Wild. The wailing and crying was intense and was accompanied by the rubbing of mud-smeared faces. Occasionally one of the mourners would come to a seated priest, myself included, and solicit a comforting embrace. Distraught women weeping...

Called into Light —  by Eugene Grengary.Shortly before we went to press, Fr. Wild received a copy of the yearbook of St. Fidelis Seminary, where he gave a retreat in Papua New Guinea. The following, excerpted from its opening page, was written by a...

The Chitchat Apostolate — by Catherine Doherty. One of my techniques in loving others is what I call the "chitchat apostolate," a homey, person-to-person approach. It is a way of loving and of discovering the real needs of people, whether material or spiritual or...

Journey to Korea — by Paulette Curran. Our connection with Korea, as is true of all things in Madonna House, is a mystery in God. All we know is that God is bringing Koreans to Madonna House. Over the past seven or eight years,...

After the War — by Maureen Denis. Not long ago, Fr. David Linder, Darrin Prowse, and I, three of the staff of MH Ghana, visited Liberia. Madonna House had a house there in the city of Harper, but the staff had left in 1993...

New Witnessing — by Pope John Paul II. Since they are members of the Church by virtue of their baptism, all Christians share responsibility for missionary activity. Today, this responsibility includes new forms. New situations connected with the phenomenon of mobility demand from...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (January 2007) — At the beginning of this new year, we want to take the opportunity to heartily thank you for your generous support during 2006, and to pledge to you our prayers during the coming year....

 

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