Restoration

Restoration

January 2010

Let Yourself Be Loved — by Marie-Thérèse McLaughlin. Though originally addressed to mothers, this article has something to say to the rest of us as well. A little over a year ago, I made a retreat and learned to do something simple that changed my...

The Second Journey of the Magi — by Pope Benedict XVI. Have you ever wondered what happened to the Magi after they found the Child they had been seeking? The pope has some surprising reflections on the subject. Outwardly, the journey of the Magi was over when...

If Only… — by Fr. Bob Wild. One of the magnificent things about the Three Wise Men was that they only had a star. They didn’t know anything about the prophets, the Messianic promises, the Kingdom of God. All they had was a...

The Wise Men — by G. K. Chesterton. Step softly, under snow or rain, To find the place where men can pray, The way is all so very plain That we may lose the way....

I Was Almost a Pagan — by Sandra Wood. God was always present and acting in my life, but it was a long time before I knew it....

Mama Sheila — by Emmanuella Kim. Staff worker Genevieve Enoe has for the last several years been taking care of her mother, Mama Sheila, on Carriacou, a tiny island in the West Indies. Recently, Emmanuella Kim of MH Vancouver, visited her....

The Fork in the Road — by Fr. David May. It was a very annoying situation in a most beautiful setting. I was on vacation in Maryland, walking along the Atlantic shoreline. The autumn day was sunny and pleasantly warm. The ocean waters were calm, remarkably...

Salut! I’ll Drink to That! — by Fr. Pat McNulty. Ah, weddings! Here’s a reflection in connection with the wedding feast of Cana, the Gospel for January 17th. The formal toast at a wedding reception is usually made by the father of the bride, but this...

Listening to God — by Catherine Doherty. To me, prayer has always been a matter of listening. All my life, I have desired passionately to listen to God. When I was a little girl, I used to run in the low hills which were...

Praying for What God Wants — by Catherine Doherty. We tend to pray with great intensity for the things we want, but do we ever think of praying for what God wants?...

Mountains, Music, and the Bible Belt — by Cheryl Ann Smith. Life in Roanoke, Virginia, has been a surprise. In fact, it has been layers and layers of delightful, colorful, beautiful surprises....

Combermere Diary (January 2010) — by Paulette Curran. As I write this in mid-November, we are continuing to enjoy an unusually mild autumn. But though it doesn’t feel like November, the view from my window confirms that it is. The bright leaves of autumn are...

Milestones (January 2010) — Assignments: Beth Ryan, Roanoke; Petra Muller & Trina Stitak, St. Joseph’s House; Maureen Denis, Yukon; Sandra Wood, Windsor (as local director pro temps); Teresa Gehred, Christine Herlihy, & Tom Kluger, Combermere. Deaths: Pat Probst’s father, Al....

A Restoration Baby — by Bonnie Staib, circulation manager. Last week I received a call from one of our subscribers. "I haven’t read the current issue of Restoration yet," the woman told me. "There’s a story I’ve been meaning to tell you but never...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (January 2010) — Living as we do in a climate with very definite seasons, we experience over and over the beauty of a new season as well as the whole range of activities that go with it. Of course, some things remain the...

 

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