Restoration

Restoration

August 2013

Notes from Near and Far: MH England — by Nikola Kanachowski. We are a prayer house and a house of hospitality, and the word Catherine Doherty gave us for this house was "gentleness." This word continues to be significant for us as we live with and love...

Notes from Near and Far: Marian Centre Regina — by Charlie Cavanaugh. "The disciples of Jesus are those who seek God’s face." I have only recently been re-assigned to this house, and these words of our previous Pope, Benedict XVI, describe very well what I see here. This is primarily...

Notes from Near and Far: MH Roanoke — by Patricia Lawton. One morning in February, I heard the announcer on the radio say that Pope Benedict had resigned. I laughed to myself thinking that someone at that station was going to be in big trouble for reporting...

Combermere Diary (July-August 2013) — by Paulette Curran. Every year in early May, shortly before the leaves come out, the directors of all our houses come home for 2 ½ weeks of meetings. This is usually the main event of this time of year....

Milestones (July-August 2013) — Transfers: Eliana Ribeiro das Chagas, Toronto; Peggy Cartmell, England; Veronica Ferri and Melanie Murphy, Combermere. Fiftieth Anniversary of Priesthood: Fr. Bob Pelton. Death of Associate: Fr. John Burke. Death: Fr. Louis Labrecque’s mother, Noella....

The Tree Somebody Loved — by Paulette Curran. One day last summer when I was passing the St. Mary’s chapel on my way to work on Restoration, I noticed a small tree I had never stopped to look at before....

The Colt and His Mother — by Scott Eagan. "Sometimes fear can immobilize you," said staff worker Doug Guss, "and stubbornness can lock you into place for a long time." He was watching two of us farmers trying to get Noël, our three-and-a-half-month-old colt, to...

Wonders — by Sister Andrea Wild (Fr. Bob Wild’s twin sister). yesterday an awesome sign chained me to my chair, arrested my attention, left me lifeless, almost, for minutes, hours, days, who knows for sure, not I....

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (July-August 2013) — These days of late spring, we are busy preparing for summer: for the summer program for young people, for Cana Colony, and for the gift shops, museum, and bookstore. This is definitely a joint effort: our benefactors provide the materials,...

 

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