Restoration

Restoration

June 2011

Finding a House — by Jeanne Guillemette. The day before Lent began we signed a lease for our new house to which we will be moving at the beginning of June. Here is how it all came about…...

The Air She Breathed — by Fr. Denis Lemieux. About Mary the Mother of God, Catherine Doherty once wrote: "Before I could speak any language properly … I knew Mary. Her icon—ancient and dark with time but sparkling with family gems—hung in the bedroom...

A Tenderness, A Welcome — by Fr. Denis Lemieux. Twenty-four years ago, when I was nineteen years old, I walked onto the ground of Madonna House for the first time. I am a cradle Catholic—French Canadian!—but due to the era in which I was born...

A Woman Who Asked For Time — by Fr. Emile-Marie Brière. A husband and wife came to visit the statue of Our Lady of Combermere, bringing with them their twin boys, who were then two years old. The mother had been diagnosed with terminal cancer....

Mary and Satan — by Catherine Doherty. I just received a letter from a woman who had gotten herself deeply into the occult. She asked for my help; but what can I do? I can only pray for her. I also sent her...

The Birds of the Air — by Fr. David May. Look at the birds of the air (Matt 6:26). Unfortunately, these words of Our Lord do not get the attention they deserve. Birdwatchers (or "birders" as they are more commonly called these days) need no command...

We Carry God — by Jean Fox. In this era of families torn asunder, of wars and rumors of wars, of economic uncertainty, [of unemployment, of catastrophic natural disasters], and of people trembling with fear of many things, it is a relief to be...

Breathe In, Breathe Out — by Scott Eagan, Madonna House farmer. What do I breathe in on those frozen winter mornings when the world is so full of hardship yet glimmering with beauty? Trees to fell, snow to clear, hay to feed and fires...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (May-June 2011) — Christ is risen! Alleluia! By the time you receive this issue of our newspaper, we will all be proclaiming our great joy in Our Lord’s Resurrection. In the light of this Easter joy, our ordinary life, as well as...

 

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