Restoration

Restoration

November 2010

A New Saint for Canada — by Irene Sullivan. Meet Brother André Bessette, a humble French Canadian, who became known as "the Wonder Worker of Mount Royal." He was just canonized on October 17th. If you ever doubt you have sufficient gifts or talents to contribute...

Technology and Man — by Fr. Denis Lemieux. Are you on Facebook? Got an iPhone? iPad? iPod? Does your cell phone play podcasts or film movies? Do you watch webisodes of your favorite show on your Blackberry? Got a blog? Read a blog? Do...

Friendship Online — by Pope Benedict XVI. The new digital technologies are indeed bringing about fundamental shifts in patterns of communication and human relationships…....

Love God Madly — by Catherine Doherty. Love God madly—there is so little time—is a motto that comes to mind, or should, this holy month of November, the month of all the saints of heaven. The known or canonized ones, the unknown ones, the...

The Joys of Letting Go — by Fr. David May. "Hey, there! Is everything under control?" That was my greeting to one of our guests on Friday morning as he brought in the leftover milk and bread from the morning’s tea break in St. Goupil’s basement...

Kenny — by Doreen Dykers. Kenny grew up alone in this world—without parents, siblings, or any other relatives. Abandoned as a baby, he grew up in a psychiatric hospital as a ward of the state. Likely he was sent there because there...

Giving Birth to a Saint — by Fr. Eddie Doherty. When a woman is giving birth to a child, she has a lot of pain. But when the child is delivered, she is full of joy that her son or daughter has come into the world....

The Smoldering Wick — by Sandra Malkovsky, friend of MH Raleigh. My father was baptized Catholic but was never instructed in the faith and never taken to church. In fact, he was strongly indoctrinated against the faith by his Communist father. As a child,...

Now They Know — by Fr. Bob Wild. When we think of the saints, we usually think of the known ones, the canonized ones, those whose feasts we celebrate. But when I was praying the Office one morning, I came across this line: He...

A Murderer and a Prostitute — by Fr. Pat McNulty. What kind of king do we have? Here’s a reflection on the Gospel for the feast of Christ the King (Lk 23-43)....

Combermere Diary (November 2010) — by Paulette Curran. As I looked over the events of the past month or so in preparation for writing this column, two words came to me: gratitude and joy. They came especially in connection with four events: the acceptance of...

Milestones (November 2010) — New House: Rimouski, Quebec New Assignments: Shatzi Duffy & Mary Beth Mitchell, Combermere; Theresa Girard, Yukon; Jeanne Guillemette & Jocko d’Ursel, Rimouski Death of Associate: Fr. Tom Morley...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (November 2011) — In this column, we come to you each month to give you a glimpse into our day-to-day life and to tell you our needs in the various corners of our apostolate here in Combermere. We live in trust of God’s...

 

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