Restoration

Restoration

April 2012

His Love Will Empty Every Tomb — by Fr. Bob Pelton. "Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the tomb, lavishing life." (from a hymn we sing in Madonna House) If you read this article in April springtime,...

A Triumphant Love Song — by Catherine Doherty. The Gospel of Christ’s Resurrection fills the heart with joy! Our mind nearly stops, because it knows that this news is more astounding than the burning bush in the Old Testament. We not only have to...

Fools for Christ — by Catherine Doherty. From my day of prayer and fasting in poustinia (a Russian word meaning "desert," or "place set apart"), I bring you an unusual word: urodivoi, a Russian word meaning "holy foolishness"—being a fool for Christ....

A Fool for Christ, A Heart that Watcheth — by Fr. Pat McNulty. Some of the people who have come to a Madonna House funeral have observed that we seem to have a special grace for dealing with the death, wake, and burial of a brother or sister....

The Encounter, the Choice — by Fr. Murray Kuemper. I was first approached about celebrating Paul Holland’s funeral Mass during the time when he was dying and we were keeping watch with him....

Glorious His Triumph — by Pope Benedict XVI. Easter is the true salvation of humanity. If Christ—the Lamb of God—had not poured out his blood for us, we would be without hope. Our destiny and the destiny of the whole world would inevitably...

A Man of Few Words — Memories — Paul Holland...

A Faithful Servant — by the editor. Paul, the second of five children, grew up in Toronto. His father had a horse-drawn taxi business; his best customer was the bishop of the diocese. Then came the stock market crash of 1929, and the...

The Lion and the Lamb — by Fr. David May. It was late April or early May 1971. The dogwood trees in our city were in full bloom, the sunlight magnified a million times by the white blossoms in all the perfection of a brilliant...

My Conversation with Paul — by Andorra Howard. Though Paul Holland was a man of few words, he had a light within him and an infectious joyful countenance. He was a mystery to me, and I felt drawn to him and wanted to communicate...

Combermere Diary (April 2012) — by Paulette Curran. Spring comes late in this part of the world, and as I write this column in early March, the ground is still covered with snow. But Lent has begun, days are getting longer, and though we...

Milestones (April 2012) — Deaths: Sandy Brewers’ mother, Elizabeth; associate deacon Nick Mammi’s wife, Ginny....

Do You Believe in the Resurrection? — by Fr. Bob Wild. Resurrection means that life is stronger than death, that grace has more power than sin. Do we really believe this?...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (April 2012) — Greetings in the Risen Lord! Let us open wide our hearts to let in the joy of Easter. We share with you our love and joy because he has freed us from our bondage to sin and bestowed on...

 

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