Restoration

Restoration

March 2010

Forgiving is a Journey — by Irma Zaleski. Some twenty years ago, I spent two weeks at Madonna House. Although I had already known the community for a few years and thought I knew them quite well, my short stay made me realize how little,...

Forgiveness — by Catherine Doherty. We must forgive the society from which we came; we must forgive the ways it has hurt us....

Why Not Be a Mystic? — by Fr. Pat McNulty. One cloudy day, I was sitting on the ground outside the poustinia in great turmoil and pain. I was trying to make some very difficult decisions in my life, and I was feeling a desperate need...

A New Way of Seeing — by Roman Guardini. The more we think about long-familiar things, the clearer does their meaning grow. Things we have done thousands of times, if we will only look into them more deeply, will disclose to us their beauty. If we...

Poem — by Lolita Jardeleza....

Praying With Your Body — by Fr. David May. The old man peered from behind the curtain of the iconostasis. "Sign!" he yelled. "Sign! Why aren’t you signing?!"...

The Sign of the Cross — by Romano Guardini. When we cross ourselves, let it be with a real sign of the cross. Instead of a small cramped gesture that gives no notion of its meaning, let us make a large, unhurried sign, from forehead to...

There Is a Hope in Hell — by a staff worker. Perhaps you have heard the saying, "there isn’t a hope in hell," which refers to an impossible situation or problem. That line was certainly part of my vocabulary. This past year, however, I have discovered hope...

Glimpses of Marian Centre — by the Regina staff. You haven’t heard from our inner city house on the Canadian prairies for a while, so here’s some news from each of us....

The Best Mechanics You Will Ever Have — by Richard Ziegman. A friend of mine and of Madonna House recently sent me the October 2009 issue of Restoration which had the beautiful coverage of the life of Albert Osterberger, who died in June. That issue had a deep...

We Don’t Know the Future — by Kathy Snider, lay missioner. Shortly before leaving Guatemala for a stay at my home in North Dakota in the States, I shared a simple meal of chicken soup with Petrona and Carmen, two of my close friends. It was...

Combermere Diary (March 2010) — by Paulette Curran. I suggest you consider this month’s "Combermere Diary" a wee respite from the atmosphere of Lent in some of the rest of this newspaper. For the main happening this past while was Christmas and the Christmas season....

The Road to Resurrection — by Pope John Paul II. During this Lenten season, it is the Resurrection towards which we are heading, the Resurrection that reveals the true value of the Cross. The Cross is not a sign of death but of life; not...

Milestones (March 2010) — Assignments: Christine Herlihy, Dawn Kobewka, Combermere. Associate Priests: Msgr. Donald Bolen appointed bishop of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Fr. Sam Craig died....

The Cross is the Answer — by Catherine Doherty. When we’re afraid to love, we take a course on interpersonal relationships! When we’re afraid to look at our inner self, we take another course in psychology. Always a fear of loving, a fear of the cross....

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (March 2010) — Once again we are in Lent, the season of purification and repentance. These seven weeks of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are also for us a time of hope and a time when nature cheers us on with longer, brighter days...

 

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