Restoration

Restoration

December 2010

Remembering Catherine Doherty — God is a Lover who hungers to be loved in return. Burning with this vision of faith, Catherine de Hueck Doherty challenged Christians of her day to live a radical gospel life and to recognize God’s image in every human...

An Advent Invitation — by Pope Benedict XVI. For the early Christians, the word "adventus" included the idea of visit, specifically a visit from God—the idea that God enters my life and wishes to speak to me....

Catherine’s Loneliness — by Kathy McVady. I was only a young staff worker when the Lord permitted me to see an aspect of Catherine that remained largely hidden: her loneliness....

Was Catherine a Mystic? — by Susanne Stubbs. Many people think of Catherine as a mystic. By any definition of that word, she probably was; her writings and prophetic words give evidence to this....

Catherine’s Love — A saint, Catherine told us, is a sinner who loves. We who lived with her saw, experienced, and learned from, her day-to-day love and struggles to love. Here are a couple of stories....

A Letter to Catherine — Dear B, It’s been a long time since I’ve written you. In fact, I don’t think I’ve written since I was a seminarian some thirty years ago. This December 14th, it will be twenty-five years ago since you passed away....

Catherine’s Faith — by Réjeanne George. "You must be before you do." These are the first words I remember hearing Catherine speak. They were strong words, powerful words, words that penetrated to the marrow of my soul....

Catherine, Merton, and Me — by Fr. Bob Wild. Not too long ago, I had the good fortune of getting a book published: Compassionate Fire, a book containing the correspondence between Catherine Doherty and Thomas Merton. It was when I began editing this correspondence that...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (December 2010) — "Advent is the springtime of love, when the soul awaits her love, knowing that He will come and make her His own." These are the words of Catherine Doherty, and all year long we try to incarnate this love Christ...

A Dream in Catherine’s Cabin — by Fr. Ron Cafeo. It was a Sunday night in the summer of 1984. Catherine had been bed-ridden for a couple of years, and we had set up a system to take care of her....

The King Has Already Come — by Catherine Doherty. All around us is the struggle for power, political and otherwise. Every country and each political party within that country seeks its own glory at the price of someone else’s. As a result of this, people suffer...

Christmas — by Catherine Doherty. My heart is a wild thing, filled with love. My soul sings songs to a Dove. My feet dance a mad dance of joy. For my eyes see Father, Son, and the Spirit of Love In a...

Journey Inward — by Catherine Doherty. Catherine wrote this as a poem. We suggest you read it as such—slowly. Somewhere along the road of life, by the grace of God, my soul woke up, and its hunger became a fire, a fire that...

A Bishop’s Prophecy — by Catherine Doherty. In the very beginning, it was Archbishop Neil McNeil of Toronto who gave Catherine the confirmation she needed to begin her apostolate. Just a few years later, in 1933, he again confirmed her vocation—this time in a...

Combermere Diary (December 2010) — by Paulette Curran. Late autumn is the beginning of a relatively quiet time in Madonna House Combermere—the time between harvest and Advent. The last part of the harvest was the slaughtering, butchering, and meat cutting. Several friends helped with this...

 

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