Restoration

Restoration

March 2015

He Became a Bonfire — by Fr. Jim Duffy. Fr. Duffy wrote the following story about his soul in 1981, the 25th anniversary of his priesthood. If I live to be a hundred years, I will never be able to stop thanking God for the greatest...

He Taught With Stories — by Fr. Jim Duffy. Fr. Duffy had a repertoire of stories taken from everywhere and/or perhaps written himself, which he used in homilies and teachings. Here are just a few of them....

My Uncle Jim — by Shatzi Duffy, staff worker & niece of Fr. Duffy. If somebody asked me to describe Uncle Jim in seven words or less, I would say, The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come" (Rev 22:17). Unlike the rest of...

A Letter to Fr. Duffy — by Fr. David May. Dear Father Jim, It’s been nearly a month now since you went home to the Lord, and I’ve been meaning to drop you a line for some time. But you know how it is at times:...

Catholic Charismatic Renewal — by Pope John Paul II. The Catholic Charismatic Renewal is one of the many fruits of the Second Vatican Council, which, like a new Pentecost, led to an extraordinary flourishing in the Church’s life of groups and movements particularly...

Everyone Loved Fr. Duffy — by Trudi Cortens, director of MH Toronto. Trudi and Fr. Duffy worked and lived in community both in Carriacou, West Indies, (1970-1980), and in Toronto (1994-2014)—she as director and he as chaplain. Fr. Duffy was a friend of mine for...

Become a Flame! — by Fr. Jim Duffy and Fr. Emile-Marie Briere. A flame is just a tiny little light that stands before the face of God. Like a vigil light, it flickers and bends before every breeze, but it has the power to...

The Coming of the Crimson Dove — by Fr. James H. Duffy, as told to Shatzi Duffy. In August 1968, when Fr. Duffy was prayed over for the release of the Holy Spirit at a prayer meeting at Combermere, he knew that something important had happened...

You Will Hear the Holy Spirit — by Catherine Doherty. Listen with your hearts and your souls. Listen with an ear attuned, with expectation, desire, and love, and you will hear the coming of the wind of the Holy Spirit. This wind is mightier than any...

Combermere Diary (March 2015) — by Pat Probst. Today is the next-to-last day of January. As I write, a new snowfall is brightening the ground, and the sun is shining brilliantly. I am substituting for Paulette who is now recovering from the flu that...

Milestones (March 2015) — New Local Director: Hugo Isaza, Marian Centre Regina. Transfers: Martha Reilander, Vancouver; Sofia Segal, St. Joseph’s House; Nancy Topping, Combermere. Deaths: Fr. Jim Duffy, Associate Archbishop Pierre-André Fournier (diocese of Rimouski), Helen Porthouse’s father, Denis. Associate’s Final Promises: Fr....

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (March 2015) — As we mentioned in "Combermere Diary," because of the flu epidemic we have had to cut back our work to minimum. So this month, please allow us to express our needs simply and in brief....

Mary Dear — Mary dear, you are my mother. Please take my hand and tell me where to go, who to see, and what to say. Please don’t let go of my hand, Mary dear, because I need you, and I will always...

 

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