Restoration

Restoration

July 2007

Combermere Diary (July-August 2007) — by Paulette Curran. As always at this time of year, we are happy to share with you our joy of June 8th—the day we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Combermere and the day of commitment to God through...

Madonna House Promises 2007 — First Promises: Joanne Kuntz Walkerton, Ontario Joo Eun Lee Seoul, Korea Aliz Trombitas Füzesabony, Hungary David Guzman Winslow, Arizona...

Fifty Years of Loving — by Kathy McVady, director of the Casa. "Twenty years ago, the people of Winslow and the people of Madonna House began to love one another, and it was love at first sight. The past twenty years have been a time...

Think Big — by Cheryl Ann Smith. What! Transferred to Winslow! What do you mean, Winslow? After all these years of serving in the busy "marketplaces" of Edmonton and Combermere, I was sure my next assignment would be the desire of my heart—a...

Fr. Eddie and Catherine — by Kathy McVady. One of the unique blessings of Madonna House Winslow was extended visits of our founders, Eddie and Catherine Doherty....

A Priest for the Poor — by Fr. Pat McNulty. In his 1998 Christmas letter Fr. David Kirk wrote, "Phillip, in the last stage of AIDS, knocked on my door. He came in and suddenly he had to vomit. I took him to the bathroom and...

Milestones (July-August 2007) — New Assignments: Fr. Tom Rowland & Julie Coxe, Combermere; Dawn Kobewka, Roanoke; Fr. Tom Talentino & Sushi Horwitz, Edmonton; Marg Stobie, Yukon; Joanne Kuntz, St. Joseph’s House; Emmanuella Kim, Vancouver; Beth Ryan, Ghana. Deaths: Thérèse Richaud, Fr. David Kirk, associate...

A Lifetime of Service — by Paulette Curran. One of Thérèse’s early memories of Madonna House is of Catherine Doherty waking her in the middle of the night to go and assist her in delivering a baby in the local area. Thérèse was a practical...

Beginnings — by Theresa Davis. Cathy Maynard, the director, Phil Knight, and I drove from Canada in a very used Packard to open a Madonna House in a place where Catherine Doherty told us, "All you have to do is to stretch...

The Meanest Man in Town — by Cheryl Ann Smith. They say he used to be one of the meanest men in Winslow. Some people were afraid of him. Some didn’t want to work with him at the mill. It must be true because even his...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (July-August 2007) — For us in the north country, summer seems like a miracle. The transition from bare landscape to lush vegetation never fails to gladden us. Not that winter wasn’t fine, but ah, summer! The summer season is a busy time in...

 

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