Restoration

Restoration

August 2007

A Miracle in Winslow — by Fr. Bob Pelton. It was a cool day, one of very few in that summer of 1958. After my first year in the seminary, Fr. Callahan, the director of Madonna House priests, sent me to Winslow to help our...

What Was the Child Up To? — by Anne Marie Murphy. Have you ever heard the phrase, "the spiritual life of children"? I never knew children had a spiritual life until I was introduced to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, the Montessori approach to catechism, while...

An Afternoon Visit — by Kathy McVady. One day when I was a new staff worker and newly assigned to the Casa, my director sent me out visiting for the afternoon. She assured me that nearly everyone in Southside (the area in which we...

Arizona Memories — by Kay O’Shea. In April 1966 I was on the train heading for Winslow, Arizona. I had just become a member of Madonna House, and this was my first assignment. When she gave me my assignment, our foundress Catherine said,...

What is a Madonna? — A unique aspect of Madonna House Winslow, is that people call members of Madonna House "madonnas." Why? In the early 1970s a family with three small children lived next door to La Casa. The children were frequent visitors, but became...

My Hero Was a Madonna — by Diana Breeze, one of our Winslow vocations. Who was your childhood hero? Was it a comic book character, a sports star, a singer, a saint? What was it about him or her that captured your heart?...

The Source of Love — by Pope Benedict XVI. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another (Jn 13:24). Everybody feels the longing to love and be loved. Yet, how difficult it is to love, and how many mistakes and failures...

Hospitality of the Heart — by Catherine Doherty. What the world needs most today is the hospitality of the heart. This hospitality is very profound, for hospitality of the heart means accepting each person as he or she is, allowing him to make himself at...

An Open Door — by Fr. Bob Wild. "People ask, ‘What is Madonna House?’...

 

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