Restoration

Restoration

July 2010

Out of Rich Soil — by Paulette Curran. Though many in Madonna House come from unlikely backgrounds, there are others whose life with God grew naturally in the rich soil of a family and culture steeped in the Gospel. Such a one was Ronnie MacDonell....

Memories of a City Girl — by Diane Lefebvre. Ronnie MacDonell has been my Madonna House brother ever since I came in 1963, and I got to know him well when I was the cook at St Benedict’s farm. I was a timid city girl and...

Apostolic Farming — by Catherine Doherty. Our farm was born very humbly and simply, in "blood, sweat, and tears," in endless discussion, with much frustration, and also in much beauty and with much perseverance. Let us look at this farm as I saw...

When You Can’t Say Prayers — by Fr. Pat McNulty. What do you say when you think you have just written a significant, deep, wonderful, life-giving, fantastic, momentous, world-changing article and your editor says, "I read it carefully several times and could not get a handle...

He Just Did It — by Fr. David May. Unless a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies, it remains only a single grain; but if it dies, it yields a rich harvest (Jn 12:24). But before the seed falls to the ground...

He Lived for Others — by Charlie Cavanaugh. As I looked upon Ronnie in his coffin during his wake, my heart was filled with gratitude and encouragement. This brother of mine, whom I had known for more than thirty years, had lived a beautiful, faith-filled...

Building a Farm — by Ronnie MacDonell. When Madonna House started farming, all the men except me were city guys without any experience. As kids, my brothers and I had to run our farm when my father got sick. So I knew what we...

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