Restoration

Restoration

October 2015

Walking on the Water — by Catherine Doherty. "I am the light of the world," said Christ (John 9:5). Since he has come, we are no longer living in the shadow of death. We can live in light. But light is only light in...

When You Don’t Get Your Way — by Fr. Denis Lemieux. My new book Idol Thoughts presents the doctrine of the eight "thoughts" that take us away from God, an ancient teaching of the Eastern Church. This schema of harmful interior attitudes of mind and heart...

God Really Loves Me — by Joel Tan, a recent working guest. How much God loves me! And how much Madonna House helped me to love God and neighbour far beyond what I had hoped for when I went there! But I didn’t know...

Apostolic Moose Hunting — by Jean-Claude Morin, as told to Beth Ryan. An annual moose-hunt is part of life for some of the residents of the Yukon, and much depends on its success. One moose gives a family enough meat for a year....

Daft Sheep — by Cheryl Ann Smith. "The only thing dafter than sheep is one who owns sheep," our friend Richard muttered as he rescued one of his sheep snared in the fence by our home....

A Hidden Woman — by Fr. Denis Lemieux. When Fr. David May asked me to lead the wake service for Josephine Halfman, I said, of course, "Sure! Happy to do it." He’s my director, and I generally try to say yes to whatever he...

Josephine and the Kitten — by Carol Ann Gieske. There is an old saying "Still waters run deep". For me, that describes Josephine. Beneath a very private and sometimes aloof exterior were a compassionate heart, a keen intellect, and a quick wit....

An Ordinary Treasure — by Trudi Cortens. Like so many of us who ended up joining Madonna House, Josephine Halfman originally came only for a visit. She had a chemistry degree and, having left her native Fort Wayne, Indiana, was teaching in California. She...

Notes from Near and Far: St. Joseph’s House, Combermere — by Carol Ann Gieske. What does St. Joseph’s House do? According to our mandate, our first responsibility is to "form a community of love" and "pray for the parish, the valley, and the diocese."...

Notes from Near and Far: MH Vancouver — by Martha Reilander. I arrived in Vancouver mid-February, and so my first impressions are long overdue....

Democracy Betrayed — by Pope John Paul II. This excerpt from a 1995 encyclical appeared in Restoration before—in April 2008. We are reprinting it because, unfortunately, we are now much further along the path described....

Combermere Diary (October 2015) — by Paulette Curran. Cana Colony had finished for this year and so had the summer program for young adults. You’d think things would have gotten quieter. But no. Offhand, it’s hard to remember a week as busy as last...

Milestones (October 2015) — 50th Anniversary of Promises: Fr. Tom Zoeller, Arlene Becker, Diane Lefebvre 25th Anniversary of Promises: Peter Gravelle, Lisa Coxe, Catherine Lesage, Pat Probst Assignments: Fr. Murray Kuemper, teaching moral theology at St. Peter’s Seminary; Fr. Michael Weitl, studying at the...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (October 2015) — October—the season of crisp weather, shortening days, and trees turning endless shades of yellow and red and orange....

 

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