Restoration

Restoration

November 2008

The World Needs Saints — by Catherine Doherty.What we need today is saints. Hundreds, thousands, millions more saints! All kinds of bombs, hates, and fears vanish like mist in the sun before saints, before men and women in love with God, men and women of...

A Great Cloud of Witnesses — by Fr. Pat McNulty. "Freeze!" "But officer...." "Spread your legs. Put your hands flat on the top of the car! Do it! Now!" The police officer had been alerted to a crime, and upon arrival he found a man—me—standing next...

A Remedy for Fear — by Catherine Doherty. When I was little, my father used to say that, if you were a real Christian, you would never be afraid of anything or anyone....

A Letter About Obedience — by Derek Pinto, Madonna House applicant.Dear Frank, I would love to be in your wedding party, but I doubt I will be able to even make it to the wedding. Due to certain circumstances, I am unlikely to get permission....

Why Does God Command Love? — by Fr. Bob Wild.One Sunday morning as I was reading and praying over the Gospel, I read the following words: "This is my command, that you love one another…" (Jn 15:12). I was struck in a new way by the...

Awaited by Love — by Sophie Bouchard, translated by the editor. André and Elizabeth Bisson are friends of MH, who live in Quebec City. When they married, they planned to raise a Christian family and live a simple life on the land. But now...

Me? A Saint? — by Pope Benedict XVI. Every day the Church offers for our consideration one or more saints and blessed to invoke and imitate…. Day after day, it offers us the possibility of walking in their company…....

Milestones (November 2008) — Assignments: Charlie Cavanaugh, director of training for applicants. New Associates: First and final promises: Bishop Robert Rose; first promises: Fr. Zachary Romanowsky. Directors General: Susanne Stubbs re-elected director general of women....

Lighting the Pauline Flame (Part 2) — by Fr. David May. When Pope Benedict opened the Pauline Year in June, he listed three qualities of soul that St. Paul exemplified in being a disciple of Christ. We reflected on the first of these—knowing that Christ loved him—last...

The Coming of the Crimson Dove — by Fr. James H. Duffy, as told to Shatzi Duffy. The year 2008 marks the fortieth anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Canada. Did you know that the first charismatic prayer meeting in Canada took place at Madonna House?...

After My Little Sister Died — by Jeanne Guillemette.My sister Carol died suddenly at the age of four. I was eleven, old enough to remember the terrible words explaining the cause of her death: acute, fulminating pneumonia....

My Truck is My Poustinia — Whether they are addressed to Madonna House or to individuals within it, we get lots of letters. Here, with the permission of their writers, are excerpts from just two that we think you’ll find heart-warming and inspiring....

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (November 2008) — In November we will be remembering in a special way those who have died. This year our commemoration will include not only our deceased members, friends, and benefactors, but also the victims of the recent hurricanes and other natural disasters....

Combermere Diary (November 2008) — by Paulette Curran. As I looked out my office window on this golden autumn day, it struck me how much our Madonna House life is formed and affected by the seasons. Liturgically, of course, autumn is Ordinary Time, a time...

 

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