Restoration

Restoration

May 2009

A Vision of Art — by Catherine Doherty. I want to record some thoughts and ideas that have come to me in prayer about the artists of Madonna House. First and foremost I see the Madonna House artists as humble people. Humility means living in...

Combermere Diary (May-June 2009) — by Paulette Curran. The past month has been a much more ordinary one than the one before—thanks be to God. As we told you last month, three of our family died, and we are, of course, still grieving. It is...

Milestones (May-June 2009) — Assignments: Nikola Kanachowski, England. Deaths: Fr. Tom Zoeller’s mother, Marie; associate deacon, Joseph Newman....

A Passion for Painting — by Marysia Kowalchyk. Donna Surprenant was a painter; it was the passion of her life. I first met Donna in 1981 when, having been a working guest for a time, she returned to Madonna House to become an applicant. I...

Awaiting the New Jerusalem — by Fr. David May. This article is adapted from the homily at the funeral Mass for Donna Surprenant. The readings were Rev 21: 1-7, and Mt 25: 1-13. In Revelation 21, we hear words that have profound relevance for our...

The Purpose of Art — by Rochelle Greenwood. The purpose of art is to bring one to one’s knees. I learned this during the Mass following Donna Surprenant’s death. For decades I had known the importance of artistic expression, and now the Lord was making...

A Dream Dreamt in God — by Linda Lambeth. Synonymous with Madonna House are Catherine Doherty’s words, "a dream dreamt in God." From her early youth, Catherine was given, through the tireless efforts of her family, a profound vision of true Christian culture....

 

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