Restoration

Restoration

September 2014

The Call to Priesthood — by Catherine Doherty. The year was 1951. In North America the future seemed bright and the Church in very good shape; vocations to the priesthood were more than plentiful. In that year, Father Rawley Myers, a diocesan priest and director...

We Have a New Priest — by Fr. David May. We have a new priest in our community! Ordained by our bishop, Most Rev. Michael Mulhall, Michael Richard Weitl became a priest of God on June 21 at about midday....

My Greatest Adventure — by Fr. Scott Whittemore, associate priest of MH. "Have you given your life to Christ? It is a real adventure!" Those are the words I needed to hear at that time of my life, at that moment when they were...

God’s Goodness? What about War, Injustice, Poverty? — by Tom White. God is Beauty, Truth, and Goodness. In part 1, I talked about beauty. This time, I will talk about goodness. How little God’s goodness is known and appreciated in the world today! How ashamed I feel when...

My Priestly Vocation as a Lay Person — by Mark Schlingerman, director general of MH laymen. I was young once, and now I am old, and I have never seen the righteous forsaken…. They are guarded forever. (Ps 36:25, 28) Now that I am becoming old, I find myself...

Why I Made Final Promises — by Peter Gravelle. Before making his final promises on June 8, 1997, Peter wrote this letter to his extended family and friends explaining to them the step he was about to make. In a couple of months, God willing, I’ll...

Combermere Diary (September 2014) — by Paulette Curran. What to say? Where to begin? The main events of the time-frame this column is covering were so rich, so filled with gra­ces and beauty and joy: Pentecost; the feast of Our Lady of Combermere, Promises,...

With Arms Wide Open — by Fr. Pat McNulty. Here’s a thought for September 14th, the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross....

Notes From Near and Far: Arizona — by Kathy McVady. Last spring, Mary Ellen Kocunik, assisted by our gracious volunteer, Julie Lynch, worked with our neighbor, Vicki Gonzales, to organize the First Communion celebrations at both parishes in town....

Notes From Near and Far: Maryhouse Yukon — by Maureen Denis. This past month has been overflowing with major events impacting our lives....

Notes From Near and Far: England — by Cheryl Ann Smith. When I return from the directors’ meetings, we always take the notes from those meetings into a little retreat. This year the discussions and soul searching have continued beyond those three days....

Milestones (September 2014) — Assignments: Diana Breeze, Combermere; Beth Holmes, Washington D.C. Anniversary: Fr. Gerhard Wallner’s 25th anniversary of priesthood. Death: Marilyn Grant’s mother, Hyla....

A Prayer for Priests — by Pope Francis. I ask the Lord Jesus to enable many young people to discover that burning zeal which joy kindles in our hearts as soon as we have the stroke of boldness needed to respond willingly to his...

A Drunk Priest — by Catherine Doherty. I remember one time a priest arrived here at Madonna House, and he was very drunk....

What is a Priest? — by Catherine Doherty. A priest is a lover of God, a priest is a lover of men, a priest is a holy man because he walks before the face of the All-Holy. A priest understands all things, a priest forgives...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (September 2014) — Autumn is the season when our farmers and gardeners (with some help from the rest of us) gather in the fruits of months of care and hard work. This harvest will provide much of our food throughout the year....

 

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