Restoration

Restoration

October 2007

Faith Built a Farm — by Scott Eagan, farm manager. One day in May 1957, the silence of St. Martha’s office was interrupted by the ringing of the telephone. Picking up the phone, staff worker Lucille Dupuis heard the excited and determined voice of Catherine...

The Earth is Angry — by Catherine Doherty. The stocky peasant with the square beard that tumbled down to the middle of his chest stood easily before my father. I heard his usually calm voice acquire a vehement accent: "No, sir," he said, "it doesn’t...

Farming: A Path to God — by Churck Sharp. In Genesis we are told that God made the world and everything in the world—the plants, the beasts of the earth, the fish in the sea, and the birds of the air. He made them, and he...

Building a Farm — by Ronnie MacDonell. When Madonna House started farming, all the men except me were city guys without any experience. As kids, my brothers and I had to run our farm when my father got sick. So I knew what we...

Learning from Animals — by Larry Klein. For me, the real work of farming is love. Because the animals, crops, and machinery need constant attention and care, they teach us how to love. We must conform to them, not they to us. For example,...

Leapin’ Lizards! — by Fr. Pat McNulty. Have you ever wondered why God hasn’t cured you or someone close to you? Here’s a reflection on Luke 17:11-19, the healing of the ten lepers, the Gospel for Sunday, October 14th. When I was a...

Moments of Light — by Réjeanne George. Fifty years ago on August 15, 1957, on the Feast of the Assumption, I made my first promises and became a member of Madonna House. Strangely, I cannot recall the day....

Listening to God — by Fr. Eddie Doherty. It seems so simple, to listen to God all the time. Yet, it’s probably the most difficult thing to do. There are so many distractions—people who need us, or hate us, or want us to do...

Do You Want Joy? — by Jean Fox. Do you want to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? Then pray to be disciplined....

Reconciliation at the Heart of the Church — by Fr. David May. For some time now I’ve considered writing about developments in the Roman Liturgy at this moment in the Church’s history. With the publication on July 7 of Pope Benedict’s Motu Proprio on the Latin Mass, the...

Combermere Diary (October 2007) — by Paulette Curran. This summer has certainly been for us a summer of 50th anniversary celebrations....

Milestones (October 2007) — New Assignment: Trudy Moessner, Regina. Death: Arlene Becker's mother....

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (October 2007) — "Earth, sweet earth, sweet landscape, with leaves throng." This line from the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins brings to mind the smells and sights of nature in autumn. We can concur with the sweetness, and as we welcome the change of...

The Rosary — by Pope John Paul II. Throughout the whole Church, October is the month dedicated to the rosary. The rosary is my favorite prayer. It’s a marvelous prayer, marvelous in its simplicity and in its depth....

 

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