Restoration

Restoration

April 2007

Combermere Diary (April 2007) — by Paulette Curran. Ah, spring! Well, here in Combermere, as I write this, it’s not here yet. But there are a few signs that it is on its way: daylight is remaining a little longer every day, Janine Gobeil has...

Pilgrimage to Dachau — by Miriam Stulberg. What would it be like to visit the former concentration camp at Dachau, in Germany? I wondered. It was January 1983, and I was serving in Madonna House in Avignon, France. I had read about the Carmelite...

How an Old Man Got New Eyes: An Easter Story — by Jude Fischer. Once there was an old man. He was very unhappy and didn’t enjoy life very much. As things were never right, he grumbled and complained. He grumbled that he had to get up in the morning. Then...

This is the Night — by Irma Zaleski. Of all the wonderful moments that the Church provides for us in its great annual cycle of feasts and celebrations, there is one that that moves me perhaps the most deeply. That is the moment during the...

The Cosmic Explosion — by Pope Benedict XVI. The Resurrection is not just some miracle from the past, the occurrence of which could ultimately be a matter of indifference to us. It is a qualitative leap in the history of "evolution" and of life...

Milestones (April 2007) — Recent Deaths: Michael Huffman's mother....

Belgian Happenings — by Gérard Lesage. I’ve been here for more than three months now, and so I’m still very new. But I’ve been stationed here before, and the busyness of this house draws you in very quickly. It didn’t take me long...

How Could You, God? — by Fr. Pat McNulty. "When I am lifted up I will draw all things to myself" (Jn.12:32). Here’s something to think about any time, but especially on Mercy Sunday. Do you ever get a bit weary of all those nuns...

The Whisper of Trees — by Catherine Doherty. The earth has been called "God’s Book of Love for Man." She reveals his secrets to those who take time to search for them. Did not the Lord himself use examples from the earth for his parables...

New Technologies — by Jean Fox. We often hear the pros and cons of the technological progress that is upon us. The rapidness of change makes it urgent that we wrestle with all these things. We at Madonna House ponder how to move...

Einstein I Ain’t — by Fr. Denis Lemieux. So what are we to do about global warming? It’s about as complex a scientific issue as possible. I am not a scientist, nor do I have the slightest aptitude for science. Let’s get that clear...

The Search for Joy — by José de Vinck. So frail are we that, as we look ahead to any forthcoming joy, we make of it a paradise. And we weep when we discover that it is gone so soon—that its wings had none or...

Robert, This is Mary — by Anonymous. It is so clear in my heart that it seems like yesterday, but it was Easter 1993. I had come to Madonna House in a bit of a mess. I had just been through a divorce, and I...

It Is Always Morning — by Fr. Bob Wild. There is a story of an American who travelled to Switzerland to climb his first mountain. First he bought all the right equipment and hired several guides. Then in order to begin their ascent at daylight,...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (April 2007) — A blessed, joyous Easter Season to each of you! With gratitude in our hearts for all the care and solicitude you show us, we come once again to present our needs in this humble little column....

 

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