Restoration

Restoration

August 2014

The Gift the Poor Give — by Pope Francis. On May 21, 2013, the pope paid a visit and gave a talk at Dono di Maria, the Vatican’s soup kitchen and shelter which is run by the Missionaries of Charity. It was primarily addressed to the...

Born to Serve: The Story of a Bowl — by Jude Fischer, former head of the gift shop. Once upon a time a bowl was born. It wasn’t much of a birth. There were no long months of planning for his coming, no excited anticipation of what he would...

Love Received — Here are just a few excerpts from the many, many thank you letters we receive from the missionaries we have helped. The letters are to you, too—you who send the donations that we sell....

Thoughts After My Heart Surgery — by Fr. Pat McNulty. This time, it’s true. Fr. Pat, who is well on the road to recovery, is back to writing his column! This one is a reflection on the line, "It is not right to take the food...

Combermere Diary (July-August 2014) — by Paulette Curran. Finally, after our long, cold winter and cool spring, it is suddenly early summer, and we are luxuriating in warmth and greenness. Ahhhhh! This month, instead of trying to mention all the news, I am going to...

Milestones (July-August 2014) — New Local Director: Emmanuella Kim. Deaths: Associate Bishop Boniface Dalieh (Liberia, West Africa), Asssociate Deacon Tom Seith....

Nothing Short of a Miracle — Where specifically did the money from the sale of a particular donation go? It’s rare that we know. One time, however, we did....

God in the Gift Shop — by Mary Frances Henderson, a working guest. Last winter, I had the pleasure of working in the Madonna House Gift Shop. It spoke to my heart that Catherine Doherty called us "shopkeepers for God."...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (July-August 2014) — In summer, Combermere is alive with birds and animals. Many of them arrive then: like the frogs which hibernate in the mud in winter, come out when the weather gets warm, and cheep all night in the swamp near the...

 

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