Restoration

Restoration

April 2013

Easter: Hope for the World — by Catherine Doherty. Christ is risen! Alleluia! Truly he is risen! Once again, these words echo and re-echo across the world, for it is Eastertide. Once again Christians realize that God is with us unto the end of time....

Words from Washington — by Cynthia Donnelly. As most of you know, the Catholic Church is facing a serious challenge in the United States right now, but before I talk about that I will tell you a little bit about our house. Our...

Discovering the Theology of the Body — by Veronica Ferri. What on earth is a member of Madonna House, a celibate, doing writing about the Theology of the Body*? I was wondering that as I attended a week-long course on this subject. I’d always thought of...

A Visit to the Visionaries — by Martha Shepherd. Martha’s Medjugorje pilgrimage continues. We were taken to talks with two of the visionaries, Ivan and Vicka. When we arrived, the yard and street in front of Vicka’s house were jammed with about two hundred Italians....

Love Your Intellectual Enemies — by Fr. Bob Wild. What happens when someone you meet says something like, "I think the Catholic Church is the worst thing that ever happened to the world"?...

Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand — by Fr. Pat McNulty.See how much difference it makes when the Book of Revelation is read in some kind of recognizable context. No, the Book of Revelation never made any sense to me either way, in or out of...

Proclaim the Glory of Life — by Pope John Paul II. Because we have been sent into the world as a "people for life," our proclamation of the Gospel must also become a genuine celebration for the Gospel of life…. For this to happen, we...

Notes From Near and Far: Regina, Saskatchewan — by Nancy Topping. I thought it was about time that we sent you some news from our house. This has been a real prairie winter. November is on record for having the most snow for that month in the...

The Storm is Coming — by Cynthia Donnelly. Not too long ago, one of our friends called, deeply troubled by the culture of death and the relentless undermining of our religious freedoms in the U.S.A. As I listened, I was reminded of a meditation...

Combermere Diary (April 2013) — by Paulette Curran. As I was looking over the events of the past month in preparation for writing this column, I was struck once again by the simplicity of our Madonna House life....

Milestones (April 2013) — New Local Directors and Transfers: Steve Héroux & Janet Bourdet, co-directors, Marian Centre Edmonton. Deaths: Associate Fr. Duncan MacDonnell; Genevieve Enoe’s mother, Sheila...

I Have Seen Christ — by Beth Ryan. I arise and search for my beloved (cf. Song of Songs 3:2) I have seen Him in the faces of the teenagers in a parish youth group, who came to our house to see our way...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (April 2013) — After a cold winter, we are glad to welcome spring with its warmer days and to be drawing near to Holy Week and Easter....

A Letter from Ancient Rome — During Eastertide, the Mass readings from the Acts of the Apostles give us a glimpse of the early Christians. Here’s another glimpse....

 

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