Restoration

Restoration

September 2012

Getting Ready for the Year of Faith — by Catherine Doherty. When I was a young wife in Petrograd, the city was in chaos when the communists took over. My husband Boris and I were sleeping on the floor after everything was taken away from us. I...

Regardless of the Homily — by Fr. Pat McNulty. September. School. Yuk! I hated going to school and I had to go for 25 years—from age 5 to 30. But I loved learning, and it was a blessing whenever I had a teacher who...

The Door of Faith — by Pope Benedict XVI. The "door of faith" (Acts 14:27) is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into his Church…. To enter through that door is to set out...

Doubts — by Catherine Doherty. So you are beginning to have doubts—a very wholesome occupation. To have doubts brings one closer to God, for he expected and expects to be doubted. In fact, while he was on earth, his miracles and...

I Have Discovered a Secret — by Scott Eagan. Once I purchased nice clothes—silk shirts, leather jackets, fashion jeans. Now I wear socks, pants, ties, and coats, even underwear, previously worn by others....

I Am a Gambler — by Mary Ellen Kocunik. One day I suddenly realized that I am a gambler. But I gamble in a different way than with dice, horses, or cards. Instead I have gambled with my life....

The Power of Love — by Fr. Emile-Marie Brière. When I say "the power of love," I don’t mean our love. I mean the power of God’s love, the Lord’s own love vitalizing a human heart, filling that heart, flowing to others from that...

Pilgrim George — by Paulette Curran. Pilgrim George came to Madonna House recently; he was a most unusual visitor. For one thing, he walked here. His appearance, too, was unusual. Bearded and wearing a robe made of large denim patches, he arrived...

I Am the Foot — by Pilgrim George. I have an unusual vocation. The Lord has asked me to carry the cross on the highways and byways of the world....

I Felt Like Giving Up — by Catherine Doherty. This story is from Catherine’s days in Friendship House Harlem, a house she founded in a poor African-American section of New York City before she founded Madonna House. It is time to get up. I don’t...

Only the Lord Sees Deep and Far — by Fr. David May. As I write the first draft of this article, I am flying at 39,000 feet above Lake Winnipeg in central Canada. I am returning from a retreat I was asked to give to our four...

Combermere Diary (September 2012) — by Paulette Curran. Summers in Combermere can be cool, but not this one. This year, so far, the weather has been, and continues to be, unusually hot and dry. Thanks be to God we are able to irrigate, but...

Milestones (September 2012) — Assignments: Carol Ann Gieske, St. Joseph’s House; Kathleen LaBrie, Yukon. Deaths: Fr. Robert Fagan, associate priest; Zoyla Grace’s father, John; Chuck Sharp’s mother, Marilyn. New Associate Priest: Fr. Rodrigo Ubaldo from Brazil. New Director of Training for Men Applicants:...

Promises 2012 — FIRST PROMISES Sara Matthews Waterloo, Ontario Martha Reilander Pembroke, Ontario Michael Amaral Brampton, Ontario...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (September 2012) — We come to you after a very hot, dry summer—at least so far. Nevertheless, the families are managing to have a wonderful season at our Cana Colony, and a good number of young people are enthusiastically taking part in...

 

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