Restoration

Restoration

September 2007

Marriage: A Vocation to Holiness — by Catherine Doherty. Marriage is a vocation, a call from God, to two people to become one, to found a home, and to beget, bear, and raise children. In this glorious and hard vocation, husbands and wives are called to...

Mothering — by Posie McPhee. I had my day planned out, and I was energized to accomplish my long list of things. I had been putting off tackling the fridge. By now it had strange things growing in the back, threatening to...

Fathering — by Christopher de Vinck. When I was a boy, I raised a newborn squirrel I found on the ground at the base of a large tree. I saved a skunk from being killed on the road, and once when I...

He Just Wanted to be a Man — by Fr. Bob Wild. If we had been in Nazareth and knew who Jesus was, some time around his eighteenth or nineteenth birthday, we might have said something like this: "Well, you’ll be twenty years old soon. Don’t you think...

We Beg to Differ — by Fr. Denis Lemieux. We all know the bad news, right? Read about it every day, at least if we choose to? You know what I mean by bad news: divorce statistics, infidelity statistics, the very meaning of the word...

Cana Memories — by Kathy Skipper. Our family went to Cana Colony for the first time in 1978, and we were privileged to be host family* four times after that. We were from the suburbs, and our first night was a memorable one....

The Multiplication of the Pizzas — by Ross Shingledecker. Of all the Cana Colony host families* I know, the Shingledeckers are not the most heroic (that’s the Youngs) or the most frequent, (that’s the Blaines) but we were definitely the most dense. No other host father...

We Were Cana Kids — by the Shingledeckers, Mara, Ruth, John, Rose, Ross, and Elanor. These brothers and sisters were all together recently and, having read our request for Cana Colony memories, they started reminiscing....

Only God Can Throw a Perfect Frisbee — by Fr. Denis Lemieux. Before he became a priest, Fr. Denis spent several whole or part summers as the Madonna House layman at Cana Colony. Cana snapshot one: Catherine was decidedly not happy to be at Cana. A shy little...

A Hidden Treasure — by Thérèse Régimbal. Nature and all it contains called our family to the great outdoors time and time again. Our problem on these vacations, however, was getting to Mass on Sundays. There were times when we drove a hundred miles...

The Endless Jubilee — by Fr. David May. Six o’clock on a June morning: I head out of the dorm bordering on the llano to go for a morning walk before the desert heat really takes off. I find my way to the dike...

My Crafty Encounter — by Fr. Pat McNulty. We don’t think you’ll hear a homily remotely like this one on Sunday, September 23rd, when the reading will be Luke 16:1-13, the parable of the crafty steward. We were all sitting there with our Styrofoam...

Combermere Diary (September 2007) — by Paulette Curran. Summer in Combermere is a very busy time and one filled with much life of every kind. Though it has been cooler than usual so far, there has been lots of rain, and the vegetation, both wild...

Milestones (September 2007) — New Assignments: Paul Moore, Combermere. Deaths: Catherine Lynch's mother; Dawn Kobewka's stepfather....

Pass On the Good News — by Pope John Paul II. The future of humanity passes by way of the family. It is therefore indispensable and urgent that every person of good will should endeavor to save and foster the values and requirements of the family.......

Created to Love — by Catherine Doherty. The body of Catholic literature for lay people has grown rapidly in recent decades. Slowly we begin to understand that the Catholic faith is not only a matter of attending Mass on Sundays and doing the bare...

 

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