Restoration

Restoration

July 2014

A Sacred Trust — by Linda Lambeth, first "Shopkeeper for God". For as long as I knew Catherine Doherty, a burning question was on her heart, a burning fire was consuming her. And this fire had been burning in her since long before that....

How Donations Come — For fifty years, your generous gifts have kept the shelves of Madonna House Gift Shop filled. Most of the time, we don’t know the story behind these gifts. Every once in a while, however, we find a letter tucked in...

Food for the Soul — Catherine Doherty saw that the missionaries who were pouring out their lives for their people needed themselves to be fed spiritually. So some time in the mid-1970s, she decided to use some of the proceeds from the shop to send...

Stories from the Gift Shop — by Toni Austin. Toni has been working in the gift shop for eighteen years, and she has lots of stories. Here are just a few of them. One day a big, burly man entered the shop. His shirt was open,...

St. John Paul II: The Father of My Priesthood — by Fr. David May. Several seminarians recently spent a week here on retreat. Three of them were to be ordained within the next week or two. They spoke about the combination of fear and joy they were experiencing, along with...

Shopkeeping for God — by Catherine Doherty. Our gift shop is not only a vehicle for raising money for the poor, but it is also an apostolate in itself through our contacts with those who come as customers....

Our Gift Shop: Then and Now — by Carolyn Desch, current head of the gift shop. It was touch and go that November 1963 whether or not they would get the roof on the new gift shop before the snow came. Its principal builders, Bill Jakali...

 

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