Restoration

Restoration

April 2009

Why Did God Permit My Accident? — by André Bisson.In 1989, when he was in his early thirties, André Bisson had a diving accident, which left him quadriplegic. (See Restoration, November and December 2008.) Here he speaks about the scandal of the cross....

Famous Last Words — by Fr. Pat McNulty. We nick-named him "Billy" after Billy the Kid, that infamous cowboy and bank robber because our new arrival was also short, stocky and cocky, and he walked like he made his living riding horseback out West....

Do You Understand What Jesus Has Done? — by Fr. Bob Wild.One Holy Thursday I was listening to the reading of the Passion. When it came to the part where Peter says, "Lord, you will never wash my feet," the Spirit drew me into a meditation, into a...

The Washing of the Feet — by Pope Benedict XVI. If we listen attentively to the Gospel of Holy Thursday, we can discern two different dimensions in the event of the washing of the feet. The cleansing that Jesus offers his disciples is first and foremost...

The Case of the Good Thief — by Steve Héroux. We talk about "getting into heaven" by which, unfortunately, we often mean "not going to hell." As if life were some great toil towards an abstract and menacing goal: the finish line towards which we move with...

Christ is Risen! — by Catherine Doherty. Alleluia! Christ is risen! Verily he is risen! Because he has, darkness has been conquered by light, death by life, and hate by love. Now the world lives in the resurrected Christ....

How the Universe Gets Renewed — by Fr. David May. If you want to think big, you’ve got to start small. If you want to see the world truly transformed, you’ve got to let go of grandiose ideas that wear out before they ever get anywhere....

The Tree That Could Not Speak — by Jude Fischer.Once there was a tree in the forest. He was a very silent tree. The other trees whistled in the wind, whispered their secrets one to another, rustled their leaves in the new excitement of each day. But...

God Gives Us Himself — by Cardinal Jozef Tomko, papal legate to the Eucharistic Congress.We so easily take the Eucharist for granted. In the homily at the opening Mass at the Eucharistic Congress in June 2008, Cardinal Tomko gave a glimpse of God’s love for...

Combermere Diary (April 2009) — by Paulette Curran. This past month was a holy one—one which contained suffering and grief but also joy and laughter, extra work and challenges, and profound graces. It was a month which contained three times of dying, three deaths, three...

Milestones (April 2009) — Assignments: Maria Cristina Coutinho, Ghana. Staff Deaths: Fr. Robert Sharkey, Donna Surprenant, Elsie Whitty. Other Deaths: Carol Ann Gieske’s father, Bernard (at age 100); Beth Holmes’ step mother, Harriett....

My Encounter with Albert — by Cody Gabrielson, MH applicant. Never did I ever imagine a drum beat would show me the importance of a heartbeat. I recently spent some of my afternoon off at Our Lady of Visitation, where our aged staff are cared...

Letters to the Editor — No, we’re not starting a new column, but we’d just like to share with you a few letters we’ve received—letters about graces received through our newspaper and the ways our readers are living the Gospel....

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (April 2009) — Christ is risen, dear friends! The knowledge of his immense love for you and the radiance of his light in you allows us to once again come to you with our needs....

 

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