Restoration

Restoration

March 2013

Standing at the Crossroads — by Fr. David May. My fascination with words got the better of me yesterday in poustinia, and I found myself meditating for a time on the word "crossroads." I looked it up in the dictionary, and as I prayed...

Apartments With a Difference — by Marilyn Grant. Greetings from Victoria, British Columbia, on Canada’s west coast, where I live as one of the Madonna House staff "working away." A few years ago, in answer to my favorite prayer, "what’s next, Lord?" I was...

How to Walk on the Twigs — by Fr. Bob Wild. The power of Jesus is infinite and utterly certain. In the Gospel, he says to the evil spirits, "Be quiet," and they are quiet. There are storms on the lake and he says, "Be still," and...

We Do Not Need to Hide — by Irma Zaleski. Adam and Eve had a choice. For, as our Tradition allows us to believe, even after they had sinned, had they trusted in God’s mercy and love, turned back to him and asked for his forgiveness—had...

Climbing Mt. Krisevac: The Way of the Cross — by Martha Shepherd. Having recovered from her migraine headaches, Martha continued her pilgrimage. Without any doubt, the most powerful event of my whole pilgrimage to Medjugorje was climbing Mt. Krisevac, the cross mountain....

So Why Do We Fast? (Fasting - Part 3) — by Fr. Denis Lemieux. So why does God care about what we eat, anyhow? Does he? The past two months I have been working my way towards discussing the place of fasting in our Christian tradition: why exactly do...

The Prodigal Son — by Pope Benedict XVI. The story of the Prodigal Son (Lk 15:11-32) is one of the greatest pieces of writing of all time—both in terms of literature and spirituality. Indeed, what would our culture, art, and more generally, our...

The Serpent Loves It — by Fr. Pat McNulty. A reflection on John 8:11, the story of the woman taken in adultery, the gospel reading for March 17th, the 5th Sunday of Lent. ...

Silence? For Me? — by Beth Scott. I am not a naturally quiet person, let alone a silent one. I am relational and I love people. I am now twenty-eight years old, and for years when I was younger, I was discouraged because...

A Fool and a Sinner — by Fr. Eddie Doherty. I am a fool, Lord, and I am a sinner, so it is right for me to sing your praises. Only a sinner can praise you on earth. Only a saint can praise you in...

Combermere Diary (March 2013) — by Paulette Curran. Here in Madonna House, January—after Epiphany at least—is a relatively quiet and uneventful time of year. And probably it seems even more so, coming as it does right after the festivities of Christmastime....

Milestones (March 2013) — Transfer: Paul Moore, Combermere....

Failure — by Catherine Doherty. How often do we look at ourselves and feel that we are total failures? As we grow older, we look at our lives, and we don’t feel there is anything in them worth recording. We feel we...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (March 2013) — Lent is a blessed time. Among other things, it’s a time to deepen our prayer life and to carry even more the suffering of people throughout the world, people whose sorrow is before our eyes every day in the news....

This Lent, This Easter — by Catherine Doherty. Lent, Easter, the conditions of the world …. Though Catherine wrote this in 1981, you’d think she was talking about today. Does anyone understand that Lent is a joyous season? True, it is also a season...

 

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