Restoration

Restoration

October 2008

The Eucharist Congress: Teachings, Celebration, Joy — by Paulette Curran."I left the Church when I was fourteen," he said to us. "It just seemed dead and like nothing was changing." Newly arrived in Quebec for the Eucharistic Congress, we four Madonna House staff had just met a...

A Time of Community — by Peter Bullen Now that some time has passed and I am able to reflect on the events of the Eucharistic Congress, I am getting a new sense of the entire event. What comes to me is that our group...

The Roman Centurion: Model for Adoration — by Bishop Luis A. G. Tagle, Imus, Philippines. Here’s an except from one of the major talks at the Eucharistic Congress. Eucharistic adoration is similar to standing at the foot of the Cross of Jesus, being a witness to his...

Our Greatest Treasure — by Pope Benedict XVI. The following is excerpted from the homily the pope gave via satellite at the closing Mass of the 49th International Eucharistic Congress on June 23, 2008. "The Eucharist, Gift of God for the Life of the...

She Hungered for the Eucharist: A Convserion Story — by the editor."Why do we only have communion once a month?" Kirsten Harty asked herself in frustration. "I want it every day." "We" was the small Evangelical Church to which she belonged. Kirsten, who was in her early thirties, had...

Living Between Two Masses — by Catherine Doherty. Your life as a lay person in the world is hard, and the life around you will be grim, even sordid at times. But God will give you strength. Everything can be borne between two Masses....

A Procession, a Supper, and Twelve New Priests — by Paulette Curran. I’ve already told you some things about the Eucharistic Congress, but I’d also like to tell you about three events within it. They were too beautiful for you to miss....

A Community Within the Congress — by Elaine Dalton. Out of the many thousands of pilgrims taking part in the Eucharistic Congress, our delegation from Toronto (including Carol Ann Gieske, Irene de Roche, and me of MH Toronto) was unusual, probably unique....

Lighting the Pauline Flame — by Fr. David May. Earlier this year, Pope Benedict lit a special Pauline flame in the Basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, part of the initiation of the holy year in honor of the great apostle to the Gentiles....

Combermere Diary (October 2008) — by Helen Hodson. As people throughout the world were cheering Michael Phelps on to his eighth gold medal in the Beijing Olympics, we were quietly celebrating some far greater and further reaching events: the glorious feast of the Assumption of...

Milestones (October 2008) — Assignments: Charlie Cavanaugh, Carol Ann Gieske, Combermere; Philomena Lim, Toronto. 50th Anniversaries: Mike Lopez, Mike Fagan, Jan Hills, Fr. Bob Pelton, Mary Beth Mitchell, Kathy Rodman, Josephine Halfman, Doreen Rousseau, Mary McNamara, and Paul Lussier, Sean O’Callaghan, who are deceased. 25th...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (October 2008) — In the last week of our summer program, we focused on Our Lady, and on the feast of the Assumption, we celebrated her profusely and lavishly. In October, when you will be reading this newspaper, we will be reflecting with...

Adoration — by Mother Julienne du Rosaire. In the very nature of man, there is adoration. Every person, because he is a human creature, is an adorer. He needs to become conscious that, as a creature, he is a being totally dependent...

 

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