Restoration

Restoration

October 2011

Breathing the Post-Modern Air — by Fr. Denis Lemieux. "That’s true for you! That’s not true for me!" I remember the scene vividly. My niece, eight years old, was being corrected or disciplined by her mother, my sister, over some small matter I do...

Who Turned Out the Lights? — by Fr. David May. October. The woods around this part of Ontario usually reach the peak of their color in the first week of this month, around the feast of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4). I won’t try...

The Mercy of God — by Fr. Pat McNulty. I saw it in her eyes, and I knew that she knew that I knew. You what? Ooops, sorry about that: I was just thinking out loud about something very special that happened to me...

Heaven in the Hospital? — by Fr. Anonymous. Over the years, I’ve known many people who come to a point in their lives when they seem to "hit the wall" and need someone or something to help them move forward to become the person...

Imperfection — by Patrick Stewart. When I first saw Fr. Cyprian walk into the monastery chapel, I quickly averted my eyes. I was sitting in the choir waiting to join the monks for their mid-day Office and Mass. I stared for just...

My Hospital Stay — by Jude Fischer. Someone here once said that when you get sick—even if it’s for a very short time—it’s a change in your work assignment. The following is a sort of newsletter from one of the staff who was unexpectedly...

Be Gentle With Yourself — by Catherine Doherty. On Holy Saturday, while I was in the poustinia, a strange word came to me. And since the word that one receives in the poustinia is sometimes meant for everybody, I bring it to you. The word...

Combermere Diary (October 2011) — by Paulette Curran. As I write this column, it is late August, and summer is coming to an end. For us at Madonna House, the highlight of the end of summer, of the whole summer in fact, is the...

Milestones (October 2011) — Death: Fr. Paul Béchard. 50th Anniversaries: Bill Ryan, Deirdre Burch, Kathleen Janet Thompson. 25th Anniversaries: Fr. Paul Burchat, Fr. David Linder, Chris Hanlon, Jeanne Guillemette, Anne Marie Murphy, Mary Lynn Murray, Joanne Weisbeck, Renate Zanker....

The Rosary — by Catherine Doherty. Mary, in this your month of the rosary, teach us how to pray it. For behold, Mother of men and of God, somewhere along the dark road of the past decades, we have forgotten how to pray....

The Rosary: Too Simple an Answer? Or is it? — by Caryll Houselander. Dear ________, Your own troubles are really very sad indeed; I do feel very deeply for you. It certainly seems that prayer is the only help—that and taking each trial separately, trying not to look miles...

Beauty in the Inner City — by Charlie Cavanaugh. "Radiance of beauty! Beauty of radiance! To look into each other’s eyes and to give thanks, for what other purpose do we walk this earth?" Someone, I don’t remember who, wrote this to describe his delight in...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (October 2011) — On a number of levels, you can feel a definite shift here in Combermere when autumn returns. In terms of work, along with the specifically autumn work of harvesting and food processing, some of our work involves getting ready for...

 

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