Restoration

Restoration

October 2010

A Truth That Sets My Heart on Fire — by Cathy Mitchell. When I first came to Madonna House, I had "killed the last zombie" in the Plants vs. Zombies computer game. That kind of thing gets the adrenalin pumping for a while. Then what?...

The Church: Sinner and Sinless — by Catherine Doherty. As I grew up I began to understand the Christian idea of the Church. I began to realize who and what the Church was. I saw that the Church was the spotless bride of Christ....

Pebbles in Washington — by Cynthia Donnelly. Our house in Washington has an unusual mandate from our bishop: to pray for the president of the United States, the American government, and the archbishop of Washington and to respond to the spiritual needs of the...

Christian Body Language — by Fr. Pat McNulty As usual, Fr. Pat has a very unusual reflection on a passage of Scripture. This time the passage is Luke 17:11-19, the curing of the ten lepers, the Gospel for Sunday, October 10th. I don’t think...

We Are Incredibly One — by Catherine Doherty. Christ gave us a Church by his coming. He is the Head and we are the members. That the Church is a body we find again and again in the Sacred Scriptures. Now stop for a moment....

Choosing to Be Third (Part 2) — by Patrick Stewart. In part 1 in our September issue, Patrick told us about his life as a highly successful officer in the U.S. Navy who was lost in the culture of death. By the time my naval service was...

Signs of Hope in Russia (Part 2) — by Fr. David May. In an article in our September issue, Fr. David told us about the visit of our directors general to Moscow. In Part 2, he shares with us the signs of hope he saw in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia,...

An Encounter With Christ — by Adam Rieger, working guest, age 21. We are called to treat every human being on this earth as our dearly beloved brother or sister. Even more than that, we are called to see Christ in him and treat him...

Combermere Diary (October 2010) — by Paulette Curran.  As I write this in mid-August, we are heading into the end of summer. August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption, is the turning point. After that, the weather begins to get crisper and the days shorter...

Milestones (October 2010) — New Assignments: David Thomas, Regina; Karen Maskiew, Russia. New Associate Priest: Fr. George Fekete. Death: Mary Lawton, mother of Gloria and Patricia. 25th Anniversary: Maureen Denis, Carol Ann Gieske, Marilyn Grant, and Andorra Howard. 50th Annivesary: Jim Guinan (R.I.P.), JoAnne...

Why Love the Church? — by Pope John Paul II. There are many people who mistakenly suppose that Christ can be separated from the Church, that one can devote one’s entire life to Christ without reference to the Church....

It’s Hard to Really Love — by Catherine Doherty. Love means an interior and spiritual identification with one’s brother or sister, so that the person is not regarded as an "object" to which good is "done." Doing good in that way is of little or no...

Intercession for Dummies — by Martha Shepherd. Over the years our garden here has been modified until now, except for the vegetables, it consists almost entirely of perennials. Our life here also is full of perennials. One of them is praying for people’s intentions....

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (October 2010) — In October here in the Ottawa Valley, we are surrounded by color: yellow, orange, and red leaves and sparkling blue sky. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the beauty of God’s creation, for his provident care, and for all...

 

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