Restoration

Restoration

March 2016

He Lived Life With Passion — by Fr Blair Bernard. One day fifteen years ago, I walked into Fr. Pat McNulty’s poustinia and into his life, and in doing so, I walked into the strangest friendship I’ve ever had....

Saved from the Tomb — by Fr. David May. All humanity is in a tomb. Some know they’re dead; others seem not to. Some dream of another life, others don’t seem to dream that way. Some meet Jesus in the tomb; others do not. But...

A Healing We Didn’t Know We Needed — by Fr. Pat McNulty. Fr. Pat once told me that this was his favourite of his Restoration articles. — editor "Kissy-face with Jesus, Daddy."...

He Let You Be Yourself — Fr. Pat was sometimes outrageous. A week of Cana, our family vacation/retreat camp, was beginning. Fr. Pat McNulty and I were part of the host team, and everyone had gathered for the opening meeting. Fr. Pat said, “I hate Cana!...

When I Weep, Christ Weeps — by Fr. Pat McNulty. The following article is about a truth that Fr. Pat discovered and contemplated for the last few years of his life. If you really let it in, it can lead to a radical deepening of your...

God Is in the Messiness — by Patricia Lawton. It’s easy to believe that we’re in union with Jesus when we’re at peace—but what if we’re acting out of our wounds, anxiety, anger? What about when we’re exhausted, don’t want to pray, or are wondering how...

Combermere Diary (March 2016) — by Paulette Curran. I don’t know the history of Mardi Gras and Carnival, but from what happens in the days before Lent in Madonna House, I think I can guess how they grew....

Milestones (March 2016) — Associates: Fr. Rodrigo Ubaldo, final promises. Deaths: Karen Maskiew’s father, William....

He Can Count on God — by Catherine Doherty. We are anawim before God. An anawim is a biblical word meaning a nobody, the poor man of the Lord, the poor man of the beatitudes....

Dinner With a Sinner — by Fr. Pat McNulty. I was watching the disheveled young woman carrying her illegitimate baby board the 7 a. m. city bus. Then just before the doors hissed shut, she got off the bus, ran to me, and kissing...

Son of an Irish God — by Scott Eagan....

The Day God is Silent — by Fr. Denis Lemieux. Though this column is usually about a Sunday Gospel reading, this month, I am going to do it differently. I’m going to write about the one day of the Church year that does not have a...

The Path that Leads to Glory — by Pope Francis. Jesus Christ is risen! Love has triumphed over hatred! Life has conquered death! Light has dispelled the darkness!...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (March 2016) — The poet Christina Rossetti wrote, "I wonder if the sap is stirring yet." In March at Madonna House, there is no question: the sap in the trees is not only stirring but flowing....

 

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