Restoration

Restoration

March 2009

The Wizard of Odds — by Fr. Pat McNulty. Rainbows? I know it sounds odd, but this year, as Lent begins, my mind is on rainbows. As soon as I read the readings for the First Sunday of Lent, March 1, that magnificent rainbow-account of...

The Key to Madonna House Spirituality — by Cheryl Ann Smith. There I was, a brand new staff worker, standing on the threshold of Madonna House with my two suitcases, ready to take the train to my first assignment—Marian Centre Edmonton. Jean Fox, my director general, gave...

Hearing the Voice of God — by Catherine Doherty. I believe that God inspires and draws people, but when he does, it invariably makes some kind of sense in terms of the circumstances surrounding that person’s life. A woman once wrote to see if she could...

Saved by Christ — by Sophie Bouchard. André Bisson became quadriplegic as a result of an accident in 1989 when he was in his early thirties. See Restoration, November and December 2008, for the story. "I don’t have an ounce of courage," said André....

An Exhibit With a Difference — by Miriam Stulberg. Creativity glorifying the Creator, beauty expanding the human spirit, God-given talent given over to His service, and the fruit of lives consecrated to Him in love—such was the vision of Catherine Doherty. It was incarnated last November...

Lent is a Call — by Pope John Paul II. When you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you (Mt 6:2-6)....

The Road to Paradise — by Fr. Bob Sharkey. The longing to return to paradise and the attempts to re-create it are as old as time itself. Stories going back as far as stories go record our futile attempts to return to a place where...

Bringing Poustinia to a Seminary — by Shatzi Duffy."It was the longest day of my life," smiled the seminarian, struggling to describe his first experience in the poustinia to his classmates. Despite that challenge, Emily Huston and I found ourselves at a seminary in England for...

Combermere Diary (March 2009) — by Paulette Curran. March! In our part of the world, in March, spring, like Easter, is something on the way—not yet arrived but sending signs that it is coming. There’s a change in the quality of light, and days are...

After My Conversion — by Jean Fox, former MH director general of women. Years ago, when I was a single woman living in New York, shortly after I had my conversion experience, I cried out to the Lord. I cried out to him to...

The Power of Yes — by Fr. David May. There’s more to the word "yes" than meets the eye. This month of March with its great feast of the Annunciation on March 25, we think of Our Lady’s "yes" to God’s request that she become...

Notes from Near and Far: Raleigh, North Carolina — by Theresa Davis. The difficult times in which we live have alerted people. They seem to be feeling more of a need for unity, support, solidarity, belonging to a family. Two important events here in Raleigh indicated this....

Notes from Near and Far: Ghana — by Maureen Denis. As the economy worsens around the world, the people here are not exempt from the fallout. Food prices continue to soar, sometimes equaling North American prices. Our friends say you pick up your pay at the bank,...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (March 2009) — May this Lent be for each of you a season of mercy: God’s mercy towards us and ours for each other and for ourselves....

A Pot of Stew — by Tom Kluger. When I arrived in Edmonton on April 1, yes, April Fool’s Day, I was told I was going to be the new stew cook for the soup kitchen. This was no joke....

 

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