Restoration

Restoration

April 2011

So Much Is Hidden — by Fr. Tom Zoeller. On January 23, 2011, when Marg was driving Joan to the bus station to begin her holidays, both were killed in a car accident. Death is always a mystery, and when it is as sudden and...

He Offers More Than Sympathy — by Fr. David May. The following is excerpted from the homily at the funeral Mass of Joan and Marg. The readings were from Wis 3:1-9, 1 Cor 15: 51-57, and Lk 24: 13-35. At a time such as this,...

The Story of My Vocation — by Marg Stobie. It took a long time for Marg to find her vocation. Here is what she wrote when she became an applicant (novice) at MH in June 1988 at the age of 37. When I arrived at Madonna...

A Hidden Love — by Paulette Curran. Yesterday, just a few days after the funeral of Joan and Marg, while walking to St. Mary’s, I ran into a neighbor from about a kilometer down the road. "Are things quieting down there a bit now?"...

The First Artists of Madonna House — by Susanne Stubbs. Joan Bryant and I came to Madonna House at about the same time. She went away and did some teaching and then came back and became an applicant. I think it is of interest to see...

I Called Her Marg-ie — by Sushi Horwitz. The guest was very quiet. She was in her thirties, thin, with deep seeing eyes. In those days, I was responsible for seeing that the washing of the dishes went smoothly after each meal....

Combermere Diary (April 2011) — by Paulette Curran. Madonna House funerals, however hard, are always times of grace and blessings, and Joan’s and Marg’s was no exception. One of these was the outpouring of love and support from friends and neighbors. This happens with all...

A Quiet, Gentle Presence — by Doreen Dykers. Marg served at Marian Centre Regina from June 2008 until August 2009. Doreen, who is still there, was on staff with her. Marg was never one to complain. Though she suffered greatly as a result of...

A Letter to Joan — by Réjeanne George. Dear Joan, We had a memory night in your honor a couple of evenings ago. Did you hear how much we laughed as we remembered shared moments with you? In a spiritual family of unique individuals,...

Memories of Marg — Two words that come to me about Marg are "kindness" and "service." I have no memory of her ever saying an unkind word to or about anyone....

Footsteps — by Marg Stobie. When I was at Maryhouse, our bishop, Bishop Gary Gordon, told us a story I’d like to share with you....

Cross and Resurrection — by Catherine Doherty. This Holy Week and Easter Week, I meditated much on the Cross and on the Resurrection. And I was struck at the power of the liturgy to bring the two together. From the very beginning of Lent,...

Awaited by Love — by Pope Benedict XVI. I am the Resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die (Jn 11:25, 26). I am the Resurrection....

Icons and Icon Painters — by Catherine Doherty. In Eastern Christianity, icons are not just another form of religious art, in the way we of the West see religious art. And the iconographer, the one who paints them, is not simply an artist. Joan...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (April 2011) — Ah, spring! After a cold winter, the sun’s life-giving rays once again bring cheer to the earth. And even during Lent, a glorious Easter casts its rays on us as we approach the sacred celebrations....

 

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