Restoration

Restoration

September 2015

Return to Nazareth — by Fr. David May. When I think of Christian marriage, what comes to mind immediately are two phrases: "Cana Colony" and "the Mystery"....

A Word for Families: Mercy — by Fr. Denis Lemieux. Whenever a priest writes about the vocation of marriage or of family spirituality, he always has to anticipate the obvious objection that will arise in the minds of some of his readers. Namely, "What does...

Please, Thank You, Sorry — by Pope Francis. Living together is an art, a patient, beautiful, fascinating journey. . . . This journey of every day has a few rules that can be summed up in three phrases; please, thank you, and sorry....

Coffee After Breakfast — by Posie McPhee Douthwright. It wasn’t something that we made a decision to do; we just kind of fell into it naturally, because we enjoyed each other’s company so much, and it eventually became a habit. But it made such...

God Is My Everything — by Margaret Olszewski, a reader. In order for you to understand our family, I will have to start at the beginning, for God’s hand has been on my husband and me since birth. It’s a story that gets "stranger"...

Living with Weakness — by Marilyn Marsden-Busset, a reader. When our children were in elementary school, the teachers would often ask, "How many brothers and sisters do you have?" They were the only ones in the class who responded, "I’m not sure."...

What is a Family? — by Michael O’Brien. The family is not merely a house full of people, for various institutions fit that description. Granted, as anyone who has ever lived in one knows, the family seems to be at times a hospital, a...

God Owns the Bank — by Veronica Ferri. "God owns the bank." That’s what my grandpa used to say, and that is what my parents really did believe....

Pregnant at Fifteen — by Peggy. My name is Peggy [not her real name]. I am twenty years old and in my last year of studies in a technical college. I am the eldest in a family of many children. This has good and...

Protecting Your Family from the Culture of Death — by Michael O’Brien. Christian parents everywhere are facing the dilemma of raising their families in the midst of a tsunami of cultural corruption—an extremely invasive corruption it is....

Combermere Diary (September 2015) — by Paulette Curran. In this part of the world, as in many others, June is a time when all of nature bursts with life and growth. And in Madonna House, June contains a day that is especially filled with life—June...

Milestones (September 2015) — Transfer: Kathy McVady, Combermere. New Local Director: Christina Milan, Arizona. Deaths: Fr. Thomas Rowland, Josephine Halfman. Associate: Deacon Nick Mammi ordained to priesthood....

Is Your Heart Divided? — by Catherine Doherty. God is love, and where God is, love is. What role does God play in your life? And, how much do you really love him and one another? Stop and think for a moment....

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (September 2015) — September in Ontario: crisp air, harvest time, the end of summer....

 

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