Restoration

Restoration

September 2011

The Holiness of Work — by Catherine Doherty. At times it seems we have lost all sense of direction. Truth hides her face from us because we have turned away from her source, God. We tread water and beguile ourselves into thinking that we...

People-Parables — by Fr. Pat McNulty. Well, you started it with all that "grow, grow" parable commentary last time, and there’s parables all over the Sunday readings this time. So, before you get on your soapbox and preach another sermon, I...

Go Forth - But Stay Put — by Fr. David May. Most of my days are spent chained to a chair. Well, not exactly "chained," but Catherine did call the duty of the moment "a chain without chains, for love has no chains" to emphasize the...

The Soul of Bread — by Maureen Koeblitz D’Agostino. I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never be hungry; he who believes in me will never thirst (Jn 6:35) To bake bread, what a gift this is! Bread is a...

The Pebble That Was Good For Nothing — by Jude Fischer. Once there was a little pebble lying on the ground. He had lain there for years with other pebbles....

Grace or Foolishness? — by Derek Pinto. If there is a more efficient way of doing something, if you are like me, you are always trying to figure out how. If you are like me, the only way of accomplishing a task is the...

The Scent of Lemon — by Ana Maria Quiroz (former working guest). Perhaps this article should be called, "How I Grasped the Spirituality of Madonna House Through Cleaning the Outdoor Jons." But that title would be too long....

Only God Can Say Forever — by a staff worker. Shortly after making his final promises on June 8, 1998, one of the laymen of Madonna House wrote this reflection. I did it! On June 8, 1998, I made final promises. I, along with seven...

Promises 2011 — FIRST PROMISES Veronica Ferri, Pembroke, Ontario Beth Scott, Arnprior, Ontario Gudrun Schultz, Shawville, Quebec Tina Tan, Simi Valley, California Fr. Blair Bernard, Charlottetown, P.E.I. SECOND RENEWALS Lisa Diniz, Mumbai, India Alexandra Do, San José, California Neil Patterson, Munster, Ontario Fr....

A View to the Forever — by Pope Benedict XVI. What must I do to inherit eternal life? asked the rich young man in the Gospel (Mk 10:17-22, Mt 19:16-22). Today it is not easy to speak about eternal life and eternal realities because the mentality...

Combermere Diary (September 2011) — by Paulette Curran. As I write this, it is the height of summer, a summer that is bursting with life in more ways than one. It’s certainly bursting in nature. Ever since late spring, we’ve been having lots of...

Milestones (September 2011) — Assignments: Doreen Rousseau, Regina; Alex Do, Neil Patterson, & Aliz Trombitas, Combermere.. Deaths: Kate O’Donnell’s mother; Fr. Vincent Compton (associate priest). New Address & Phone Number for MH Quebec: Madonna House 39 St.-Jean-Baptiste Ouest Rimouski QC   G5L 4J2...

Ordinary Daily Life — by Catherine Doherty. It is important to understand that the ordinariness of routine and daily life is the warp and the woof of living the Gospel without compromise....

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (September 2011) — Here in Combermere and in our mission houses as well, our outside doors are painted blue. Why? In Pre-Revolutionary Russia, the home of our foundress, Catherine Doherty, it was believed that, "every door painted blue in honor of Our lady...

 

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