Restoration

Restoration

November 2007

The Moment Between Lives — by Catherine Doherty. As I was meditating on death, it seemed to me that we do not talk or think enough about this topic. We should, you know, because death is one of the most beautiful moments between lives. Since...

Even You Can Be a Saint — by Fr. Bob Wild. Consider the kind of men Jesus chose as his apostles. Not one of them had it all together. It was the Lord’s choice of them and their faithfulness to his choice, which made them holy. Every...

What Do You Say? — What do you say to someone who is dying, one of our readers asked. Here are her letter and its reply....

My First Year in Washington — by Maureen Ray. It’s almost a year since I came to this "room" of Madonna House. When I arrived at the airport, my bags didn’t, and while Cynthia and I were waiting for them, she told me a little bit...

The Gift of Purgatory — by Fr. Pat McNulty. I have a great editor. She gives me space for what is on my heart and then pretty much lets me say it my way. But when she says something like, "Your article hasn’t come together,"...

Combermere Diary (November 2007) — by Paulette Curran. As I write this, it is early autumn. The days are getting cooler, and the leaves are just beginning to turn their glorious yellows, reds, and oranges. In some ways, autumn is a quieter time than summer....

Milestones (November 2007) — New Assignments: Dawn Kobewka, Arizona; Melanie Murphy, Edmonton; Beth Ryan, Ghana; David Guzman, Regina; Gloria Lawton, Windsor; Peter Bullen, Charlie Cavanaugh (for one year), Michael Weitl (temporarily), Combermere; Fr. Denis Lemieux (school year), Washington; Paul Moore, Belgium. Houses Moving to...

An Unexpected Friendship — by Cynthia Donnelly. Who is your favorite saint? This is a question you are bound to hear at every table in the MH dining room on the Feast of All Saints. Stories get told about St. Francis, St. Zita, St....

Created to be Saints — by Catherine Doherty. Not to be a saint—that is the greatest tragedy that can befall a Catholic or any Christian. And yet behold our days and our times! How many of us today seek sanctity? Why, we are almost ashamed...

The Jewish Cardinal of Paris — by Miriam Stulberg. "Now I want Madonna House in Paris!" said Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger. It was November 1983. Teresa Reilander and I had just stopped him in front of the cathedral in Lourdes, where the French bishops were having their...

All is Gift — by Pope Benedict XVI. To be a saint requires neither extraordinary actions or works nor the possession of exceptional charisms. It is necessary first of all to listen to Jesus and then to follow him without losing heart when faced...

Japanese Journey — by Fr. Bob Wild. She was over a hundred years old and her face, which was almost perfectly round, was shining with an inner radiance. "She prays all the time," the nursing Sister said. I was accompanying my friend Fr....

Lucky Children of God — by Fr. Eddie Doherty. October died a couple of days ago. It passed away quietly in its sleep, and its crib was given to November. Today the snow is falling and people are praying for the souls in purgatory. It...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (November 2007) — Every year we welcome November as a time of quiet between the busy harvest and food processing season and Advent. We begin the month with prayer for our deceased family, friends, and benefactors, and we end with the festive celebration...

 

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