Restoration

Restoration

January 2014

Musings for the New Year — by Fr. David May. How did it ever come to this? Have you ever found yourself asking this question? I did when preaching a while back on the Gospel of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31). How did...

Each of Us Is a Person — by Steve Héroux. A number of years ago, a friend of mine said that if Christ were not in me, it would not be worth his while loving me. What an interesting comment to offer a friend!...

Lights in the Nursing Homes — by Christina Milan. "Be good." That is how Calvin said good-bye to me. His words brought a smile to my face because I knew that with his gentle admonition he was trying to soften the pain of parting. It worked....

A Job Making Beds — by Martha Shepherd. Arlene Becker founded MH Ottawa, our first poustinia house in 1973. But before she was able to do that, something needed to happen in her heart. Catherine Doherty knew that....

How I Met Mary (Pilgrimage to Medjugorje, Part 7) — by Martha Shepherd. On the last day of our pilgrimage, we were taken to Fr. Jozo’s parish for Mass, a talk, and a blessing. Fr. Jozo himself saw Our Lady a number of times and obviously has a very special...

I Met Christ in the Poor — by Doreen Dykers. When I was a child, I wanted to be a missionary in Africa. Though this dream faded during my teenage years, it resurfaced when I was in my early twenties. I looked into a few possibilities...

One With the Poor — by Cristina Coutinho. "What are you doing here?" This story took place in Brazil. "Going to the poor. Being poor." This line of the Madonna House Little Mandate was pounding in my heart. I was in a village in the...

Identifying with the Poor — by Catherine Doherty. I have often spoken of identification with the poor. This is an identification that only love can achieve by complete forgetfulness of self and total concern for the other person....

Jesus Chose to be a Servant — by Pope Francis. The first thing that I wanted to share with you is the joy of having Jesus as Teacher and as a model for our lives. Let us look to him. This gives us so much strength and...

Combermere Diary (January 2014) — by Paulette Curran. I have just returned from a morning at our Restoration mail-out bee. Whoever could be spared from his or her regular work participated, and we folded your newspapers, stuck labels on the envelopes, and stuffed the...

Milestones (January 2014) — New Local Director: Emmanuella Kim, Vancouver....

A Book for Families — and Others, Too — by Suzanne Atkinson. Nazareth Family Spirituality: Celebrating Your Faith at Home with Catherine Doherty edited by Fr. Blair Bernard, MH Publications, 230 pages, $15.95. In page after page of her writings, as well as in hour after hour of...

The Inn of My Heart — by Catherine Doherty. I constantly cross my bridge to meet men and women, bishops and priests, rich and poor, sick and healthy. And when I cross over again to the island, they all come back with me—not in person, not...

The Truth of Life — by José de Vinck. The truth of life is not a matter of self-perfection, not a lonely road to personal salvation, but a headlong plunge into the turmoil of complex reality, a loss of selfishness in the seething ocean of...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (January 2014) — January is, of course, a quiet month in the gardens. However, under the earth, earthworms are burrowing deeply letting air into the soil thus preparing it for the spring planting....

 

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