Restoration

Restoration

November 2013

They Took Us Into Their Hearts — by Miriam Stulberg, former staff of MH Magadan. From the time Madonna House was founded in Russia in 1993, those of us who have served or visited there have endeavoured to express what we receive from the Russians—the quality of...

Pebbles — by Cristina Coutinho, staff, MH Belgium. Le caillou, in French, means "the pebble." It is the word that comes to me when I am in this poustinia close to the river where I can see many little pebbles being washed...

The Surprises of Jesus — by Pope Francis. How can we communicate faith effectively today? I shall answer with just three words....

A Phone Call In Moscow — by Catherine Lesage, current director of MH Russia. What is Madonna House? Who are you? What do you do? People in Krasnoyarsk often ask us these questions. The questions are simple, but the answers are not....

His Voice Is Not to Be Mistaken — by Fr. David May. Cheer up! It’s November! Time to think of the last things: Death, Purgatory, Heaven, Hell, and Judgment Day....

A Bridge Between East and West — by Catherine Doherty. Catherine Doherty didn’t initiate; she waited on people and events. She listened to the Spirit, and when events happened, she moved with them. Bringing the rich religious tradition of Russia to Madonna House was no exception. Here,...

More Than I Could Have Imagined — by Katya Malova, Russian retreatant (translated by Catherine Lesage). Often in life, we set goals for ourselves, and we make plans. But I didn’t plan this trip to Belgium; it was all God’s doing. A group was formed and I...

Surrounded by God’s Love — by Polina Rukosueva, Russian retreatant (translated by Catherine Lesage). My Lord, may this narration of the wonderful days spent in Resteigne be my prayer to you. Words are not enough to express how grateful I am to you for the time...

A Taste of Pentecost — by Fr. David Linder, retreat master. Something powerful unfolded recently amidst the quiet hills of the south of Belgium. There our mission house hosted a retreat for seven of our friends from Russia. They named it "Projet Russe."...

Combermere Diary (November 2013) — by Paulette Curran. The other day, I talked on the phone with one of our readers, a farm woman from Alberta in western Canada. Her family, she mentioned, is in the midst of harvest, their busiest time of the year....

Milestones (November 2013) — Assignments: Kay O’Shea, Vancouver. New Applicants: Maria Lams, Meaghan Boyd, Frank Brick, Pascal Richard, Stephen Tosterud and Fr. Zach Romanowsky. Associate Priests: New associates: Deacon David Cavalier, Fr. Nathanael Kumeh; Final Promises: Fr. George Fekete, Fr. William Muench (news about...

World Youth Day Brazil — by Cristina Coutinho "And come among us, Mary of God, Lady of Peace… And come praying for us, Mother of Jesus." This is a verse from a song well-known in Brazil, a song sung at the World Youth Day Mass...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (November 2013) — What do we do after the summer programs, harvesting and food processing are over? Well, for a short time, we do slow down, and among other things, we do the follow-up jobs, such as storing the outdoor antiques at the...

 

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