Restoration

Restoration

April 2014

How Death Became Life — by Catherine Doherty. Death was born on a flaming day—at least that was the way she remembered it. For when she came forth, full-grown, into the world it was alight with the colors of fire. The light seemed to...

Invitation to Joy — by Pope Francis. The great danger in today’s world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, is the desolation and anguish born of a complacent yet covetous heart, the feverish pursuit of frivolous pleasure, and a blunted conscience....

The Secret of the Saints — by Jean Fox, former MH director general of women. There can be no joy without pain. The two are companions of one another. Pain and joy, pain and love, pain and life, always go hand in hand....

I Had It All — by Loretta Fritz. By June 2008, I had it all—everything the world said I should have, and I had even more on the spiritual level....

The Value of Suffering — by Jenna Murphy, former MH working guest. My father has been fighting cancer for six years, and after four plus rounds of chemotherapy and a few experimental drugs, his body is tired of the fight. Since the beginning of...

Love, St. John, and I — by Renée Sylvain. Last month, I reflected on St Peter and on how looking at the fear and faith in his life helped me to deal with my own fear. This time I want to look at St. John....

In the Twinkling of an Eye — by Fr. David May. How simple it all is! Jesus enters a village or town or country place. People come running from all directions carrying, urging on, and otherwise bringing him their sick....

Combermere Diary (April 2014) — by Paulette Curran. Lent has come; as I write this column, it has just begun. It seems so timely that it is Lent; for there is so much for which to pray and fast these days. But then, I...

Milestones (April 2014) — New Associate Priest: Fr. Jim Walker....

Notes From Near and Far: Roanoke, Virginia — by Marie-Therese McLaughlin. These notes will be covering several months....

His Pain Is Mine — by Catherine Doherty. His pain is mine. I found Gethsemane in the eyes of a child in a Mexican part of a town. Bloody sweat rolled down my face when I saw a rich woman without grace riding in an...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (April 2014) — In April, as the snow continues to melt, our gardeners will be busy removing the mulch of last year’s leaves and preparing the gardens for planting. And as the warmth and light of the sun will enable their seeds to...

 

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