Restoration

Restoration

January 2012

Finding the Joy of the Ordinary — by Fr. David May. The spirituality of Nazareth has many ramifications, but these do not take us very far unless we get to the Source of things: the love of God revealed to us in Christ Jesus our Lord....

Epiphany of Baptism: Who-o-o-a! — by Fr. Pat McNulty. The first time it happened it was so outside my experience, so eerie, I just stood there in shock, immobilized. Then I realized that the ground under my feet was undulating as if I were...

The Blessing of Poverty — by Fr. Denis Lemieux. Blessed are you poor, for the kingdom of heaven is yours (Lk 6:20). I have learned that there is only one place where I grow in faith, one place where I encounter the living God....

The Duty of the Moment — by Catherine Doherty. All through my childhood and early youth, I was indoctrinated with the fact that the duty of the moment was the duty of God....

God and the English Language — by Aliz Trombitas. I was born and raised in Hungary and had studied English in high school and university. I thought I understood and spoke English fairly well. However when I came to Canada, I soon realized that I...

My First Year in Edmonton — by David Guzman. It has been just over a year since I arrived in Edmonton. Although I have resisted and have failed in previous attempts to put down in words my "first impressions," I shall nevertheless forge onward, under...

Soup Kitchen School — by Gerard Lesage. It all started with Nicholas (not his real name). Nicholas is an aboriginal man who comes to our soup kitchen fairly regularly, and he and I have become friends. Nicholas is very tall and handsome, and...

The Puppets Who Were All Bound Up — by Helen Porthouse. This story is adapted from the narration for a puppet show in our 2010 summer program. Once there was a pile of puppets, all arms, legs, and heads, and all wrapped up in string. They were...

Whom Shall I Trust? — by Pope Benedict XVI. On whom can I rely? To whom shall I entrust myself? Where is the One who can satisfy the deepest desires of my heart? The Magi heard the answer: In Bethlehem of Judea; for so...

Combermere Diary (January 2012) — by Paulette Curran. One of the wonderful things, about being Catholic, at least for me, is the liturgical cycle. And the feasts, both the great ones like Christmas and the smaller ones that spring up like flowers in the...

Milestones (January 2012) — Assignments: Maureen Ray, Combermere; Peggy Cartmell, England; Gudrun Schultz, Vancouver; Tina Tan, Winslow; Veronica Ferri, Regina Death of Associate: Fr. Robert Kanka New Associate: Fr. James McSharry...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (January 2012) — Blessings on you, dear friends, as we begin another year of faith. As for us, we are confident that God will work powerfully in us and in the world as we go about our everyday life doing little things with...

 

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