Restoration

Restoration

May 2012

Surprised by Joy — by Irma Zaleski. When I was a child in Poland before the Second World War, we used to spend nearly every summer at my grandmother’s house in the mountains. My grandmother was brilliant and wise, although bitter at times....

Those Shining Moments — by Fr. David May. My mother was the first to introduce me to them—those shining moments of simple faith in God. I remember being about six or seven. It was a very stressful time in our little family, consisting...

Letter to My Father — by Derek Pinto. A few months after writing this letter, it occurred to Derek to submit it to Restoration. We think you’ll be glad he did....

Stones That Breathe — by Fr. Eddie Doherty. Dear God, Until the day I picked up that stone from the dust in the road, I thought I had lived a long, long time and must consider myself almost middle-aged. But when I examined...

Notes from Near and Far: Raleigh NC — by Theresa Davis. This is a brief resumé of the past year. During Holy Week 2011, JoAnne DeGidio and I had planned our Holy Thursday meal. Our friend, Reggie Matthews, had bought the lamb, and we had already announced...

Notes from Near and Far: England — by Cheryl Ann Smith. Our days are full and challenging, largely with the call of hospitality. Since we are in such a remote area, most visitors come for at least a few days, and depending on the season, our...

Pentecost: Wind and Fire — by Pope Benedict XVI. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate Pentecost, in which we recall the manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit, who—as Wind and Fire—descended upon the Apostles gathered together in the Upper Room, and enabled them...

 

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