Restoration

Restoration

September 2013

The Fire Within — by Pat Probst Pat was born in Yakima, WA; the city sits in a desert but turns into "the ‘fruit bowl’ of the nation" via annual melting of snow off the mountains. After university, Pat lived in rainy, green...

Remember Me, Lord, in Your Kingdom — by Fr. Patrick McNulty. A reflection for September 14th, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Oh yeah, and I remember the H1 Mach III with a 498cc 2-stroke air-cooled transversely-mounted inline triple engine with a top...

One Perfect Thing — by Emily McPhee. Father Robert Pelton recently celebrated his 50th Anniversary as a priest, the first to be ordained for Madonna House. This is an intimate interview with Fr. Pelton by Emily....

By Word and By Witness — by Pope Francis. We should all ask ourselves: how do I bear witness to Christ through my faith? Do I have the courage … to think, to choose and to live as a Christian, obedient to God? To be sure,...

Treasuring Sorrow — by Fr. David May. One of my brother priests walked by me the other day and said, "Doing any cultivating in the gardens these days? You write your best articles when you are gardening."...

Oh Holy Cross! — by Catherine Doherty. September, the month of many feast days. Our Lady’s birthday. The Exaltation of the Cross. The Seven Sorrows of Mary. And others. Yet mind and heart seem to be attracted to the CROSS. Perhaps because nature all...

Great Men of Faith — A Heartfelt Farewell by Maureen Denis. A big part of the diocese of Whitehorse, Yukon, is about to depart. The Oblates of Mary Immaculate are saying farewell after 120 plus years in the Yukon....

I Believe — by Fr. Émile-Marie Brière. It is with joy and gratitude to God for the power of his Love at work in people, that I share the following testimony recently received....

Our Lady of Sorrows — by Eleanor James. Brother André of St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal once said, "It is with the smallest brushes that the artist paints the most exquisitely beautiful pictures." The Divine Artist uses the little ones, those in pain and...

Decide for God (Pilgrimage to Medjugorje Part 5) — by Martha Shepherd. Decide for God. This is the word of Medjugorje. It recurs again and again in Our Lady’s messages; the priests there echo it again and again. Decide for God....

Combermere Diary (September 2013) — by Beth Holmes. Our summer has begun, as usual, with a full plate of activities....

Promises - 2013 — FIRST PROMISES Loretta Fritz Shaunavon, Saskatchewan Shaun Fowler Calgary, Alberta Fr. Brian Christie Sarnia, Ontario RENEWALS Michael Amaral Brampton, Ontario Sara Matthews Waterloo, Ontario Martha Reilander Pembroke, Ontario Lisa Diniz Mumbai, India Alexandra Do San José, California Fr. Murray...

Notes From Near and Far: Vancouver, BC — by Emmanuella Kim. We were able to go to the March for Life in Victoria one day early and stay an extra day. Marilyn Grant kindly prepared a room for us to stay and food to eat. The beauty...

Milestones (September 2013) — Assignments: Loretta Fritz to St. Joseph’s House. Death: Trudy Moessner’s step-father....

An Autumn Prayer — by José de Vinck. O Lord of the harvest moon and of the golden wheat, now that our crops are ripening and our barns are being filled with the bounty of your gifts, let us not take pride in...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (September 2013) — When you read this column, Fall will be practically on our doorsteps. But at the time of writing we are at the height of summer—for us, an intense time. This is when our shops are open full-time and people...

 

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