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November 2014

The Road to Paradise — by Pope Francis. The Feast of All Saints reminds us that the goal of our existence is not death; it is Paradise!...

The Halleluia Chorus in a Cemetery — by Fr. Pat McNulty. Did you know that those November feasts—All Saints Day, All Souls Day, and Christ the King—present a single vision? Read on....

It’s All Right to Be a Failure — by Catherine Doherty. I would like to talk about failure. In this strange world of North America, in Canada and the U.S.A., failure is seen as the end of the road. That’s a strange thing, isn’t it, for Christians....

Two Friendships — by Patrick Stewart. Love your neighbor as yourself. This is at the heart of Christianity, and it is a huge challenge. Often it is a challenge to even know how to begin. Often it is oh-so-tempting to give up, to...

Fearfully, Wonderfully Made — Samuel David Bemis (Born and Died March 28, 2014) by his Grandma, Posie McPhee Douthwright. Truly you have formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb.I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made; wonderful are...

Grace Through a Government Building — by Frank Brick. When Pascal Richard, my fellow Madonna House applicant, suggested that we go to the Assembly building, the Parliament of the Province of Quebec, I was not very interested....

Hidden Glory — by Kathy McVady. During my vacation last fall, I had the opportunity to visit Kartchner Caverns in southern Arizona. It was a fascinating introduction to a living cave: one that is still in formation....

Combermere Diary (November 2014) — by Paulette Curran. Have you ever turned the crank to make ice cream? Have you ever carded or felted wool? Have you ever made butter? Have you ever helped make rope by hand? Have you ever tried wood-carving?...

Milestones (November 2014) — New Applicants: Mark Olszewski, Donald Young, Nadine Bruneau, Mary Frances Henderson. Assignments: Fr. Michael Weitl, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Pembroke, Ontario; Zena Hitz, Roanoke....

Little Ways of Loving — by Catherine Doherty. Sometimes the ways of the Lord are strange—strange to every one of us. We are offered the opportunity to preach the Gospel without compromise quietly, hiddenly, unobtrusively, every moment of our lives. Why don’t we catch...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (November 2014) — When we are dodging bleak winds on cold November days at Madonna House, the Lord gives us the gift of perseverance. Catherine Doherty wrote that perseverance in our daily life is like saying to God, "Lord, I throw my life...

Soon Christmas — by Catherine de Vinck. Autumn’s gold spent the trees bare, iron branches studded with crows. What is real? the apple on the table, the rain rapping the window with wet knuckles, the otherness of others, each and all locked in...

 

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