Restoration

Restoration

June 2012

It Is Raining Today — by Catherine de Vinck. Everywhere rain, north and south, rain with her wet hair, her long gray gown dripping over the land. The day leaks and we sit in half-darkness while rain taps at the window with watery fingers. We...

Getting Intimate with God — by Fr. Pat McNulty. Some people say it’s just part of being Irish. I don’t know, but we weren’t much for kissing in my family either. Why, I remember how we used to hiss during the cowboy movies if...

A New Way to Work — by Adam Stevens. How can you work in a Christian way, I wondered. How can you make work prayerful, meaningful? I was a new Catholic struggling to understand how to live my faith in the world....

Morning Prayer — by Cheryl Ann Smith. My morning prayer was a bit longer than usual today. It began as I gradually awoke to brilliant sunshine streaming through my window before 5 a.m. The sun rises very early in northern England in...

Combermere Diary (May-June 2012) — by Paulette Curran. When you receive this paper, the Easter Season will be ending, or perhaps it will be over. I am writing at the other end of it: on Wednesday of Easter Week. This is our first day...

Milestones (May-June 2012) — Assignment: Margarita Guerrero, Combermere. Death: Andorra Howard’s mother, Ruby....

Listening to Nature — by Catherine Doherty. The green wall around my island is thick now, and the island has become a green cell. Few people going in boats down the river or looking at my island from the mainland, would guess there...

One Man’s Scrap Another Man’s Gold (May-June 2012) — This is a wonderful time of year for us. During May the directors of all our mission houses return to Combermere for their annual three-week meetings. Then in June another event occurs that brings us great joy. June 8th, the...

 

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