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March 2012

Praying With the Scriptures — by Fr. Bob Wild. If God desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Tim. 2:4), then the truth must be something simple and understandable by everyone. And if he desires us...

The Bible Kept Me Sane — by Catherine Doherty. I have been exposed to the Gospel (I should say the Bible) since childhood. My Father used to gather everybody together and read aloud the lesson of the day according to the Eastern Rite....

My Journey into God’s Word — by Bonnie Staib. In the tender compassion of our God, the Lord has come to us (a Lauds Antiphon). In the tender compassion of our God, the Lord has come to me in his Word. My history with the...

The Pause That Refreshes — by Fr. David May. This month we celebrate the tiniest of new beginnings: the conception of the Son of God in the womb of the Virgin Mary. This event was not simply a new beginning, but the New Beginning...

Scripture for Sinners — by Fr. Bob Pelton. Recently as I was preparing a homily on repentance, I began to wonder why I should give a lengthy explanation of what it means to repent. Why shouldn’t I simply give examples of how Our...

Steak for a Soup Kitchen — by Nancy Topping. When you live by donations, God always provides. Sometimes he does so in most unusual ways…. Just before Christmas, I went on a shopping spree—one that came as a total surprise....

Corragio! Come! — by Cheryl Ann Smith. It seems that grace waits for the perfect moment to drop into a heart. And it seems that the perfect moment often springs less from the preparation of prayer than from events which render a...

Moments of Paradise — by Steve Héroux. Last November, Doreen Dykers wrote a poem about life here from the point of view of one working in our tiny flower garden by the sidewalk at our back door....

Combermere Diary (March 2012) — by Paulette Curran. January in Madonna House Combermere, at least after the Christmas season is over, is usually a quiet time. In fact, unless there is an added event, it is probably the quietest month of the year....

Milestones (March 2012) — Director General: Mark Schlingerman re-elected. New Assignments: Petra Muller, Combermere; Marie-Therese McLaughlin, Roanoke, Trudy Moessner, Yukon....

Christ in the Horse Barn — by Fr. Pat McNulty. "When I am lifted up I will draw everyone to myself." (Jn.12:32 from the Gospel of the 5th Sunday in Lent) I really thought that by this time in my life, on the other side...

Blessed Are the Merciful — by Pope John Paul II. Especially through his life-style and through his actions, Jesus revealed that love is present in the world in which we live—an effective love, a love that addresses itself to us and embraces everything that...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (March 2012) — Dear Friends, when we come to you in this column as beggars for Christ, we are keenly aware that you, too, can be in the throes of need. We know that there are family problems, medical expenses, cutbacks, and...

 

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