Restoration

Restoration

November 2011

Tombs and Toby — by Fr. Pat McNulty. Here’s an unusual way of praying for the souls in Purgatory on All Souls’ Day and on other days as well. "You Catlicks is spooky…" I recognized him right away: my grandmother had warned me...

You Are Never Alone — by Pope Benedict XVI. The Solemnity of All Saints invites the pilgrim Church on earth to a foretaste of the everlasting feast in the community of heaven and to the revival of our hope in eternal life…....

He Lived in God’s Favourite Place — by Fr. David May. "You did it, Jesus! You did it!" About so many situations, so many struggles, so many difficulties solved, so many accomplishments, good works, and favors received, Fr. Paul would say, "You did it, Jesus," and...

Right Place, Wrong Reason — by Paulette Curran. When I think of Fr. Paul, it is not his words that I mainly remember. There are, however, some that I remember well, some that influenced my own life with God and were, I think, an...

Bringers of Joy — by Catherine Doherty. This letter to priests was written long before the sexual abuse scandals of recent years. Had she written it today, Catherine might have done so differently, but she would not have changed her essential message. Her...

Memories of Fr. Paul — Fr. Paul, on one of his assignments to our house in England happened to be with us for the Triduum. So we decided we’d have the services in our chapel. At the Holy Thursday liturgy, when he got up...

The Beauty of Truth (Relativism - Part 2) — by Fr. Denis Lemieux. Last month I started talking about relativism—the air we breathe in this post-modern world—the belief that there is no truth, or at least no knowable truth, and no binding moral law. In other words, the...

A Friend for 65 Years — by Réjeanne George. Fr. Paul Béchard died; we buried him yesterday. This morning, memories of him crowd my mind. I will miss him. But gratitude for him fills my heart, and I am happy for him that his passing...

Combermere Diary (November 2011) — by Paulette Curran. Most funeral times at Madonna House are intense, all-encompassing affairs, times in which the rest of life seems to stand still—times when all efforts, thoughts, and prayers seem to center on the person who died and on...

Milestones (November 2011) — New Applicants: Fr. Brian Christie, Shaun Fowler, Loretta Fritz Associate Promises: Fr. George Fekete, and Deacon Forrest Wallace, renewals; Fr. Steve Balasbas, finals New Assignments: Pat Probst, Combermere; Steve Heroux, Regina; Peter Anzlin, Belgium. Death: Chuck Sharp’s father....

Send Down Your Spirit Like the Dewfall — by Fr. David May. On the first Sunday of Advent, November 27, the English-speaking world will begin to use the new translation of the Mass. After a discussion that went on for years, Rome and the bishops of the...

To Fr. Paul — by Catherine Doherty. Catherine wrote this as a poem to Fr. Paul on June 17, 1957, a month before he became a member of Madonna House She saw deep into people’s hearts, what God was doing there—things other people rarely...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (November 2011) — By the time you receive this issue of Restoration, we will have said good-bye to the flaming display of autumn leaves and will be welcoming the quiet of winter. It will be November or close to it: November, a time...

 

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