Restoration

Restoration

April 2016

I Used to Believe in Jesus, But Then He Rose From the Dead! — by Fr. David May. Why do you seek the Living One among the dead? (Luke 24:5) This is the question that sets the tone for all of Easter, and ultimately for the entire life of faith. Why, indeed? Why...

Can’t Get Into the Feast — by Fr. Denis Lemieux. As I begin writing this monthly column on the Sunday readings, I can foresee that on any given month it might be hard for me to decide which Sunday to pick....

Who Will You Meet in Heaven? — by Patrick Stewart. I’ve been pondering heaven a little more than usual in the last few months. My mother has had a serious illness that finally seems to be overtaking her life. So with her homeward journey in mind, I...

Prayer — by Fr. Pat McNulty. There wasn’t room for this article in Fr. Pat’s memorial issue last month, but we think it is too good for you to miss. Why do we pray? We don’t pray in order to get God’s...

Cleaning Outdoor Toilets — by Rebecca Atkinson, a former working guest. "There’s no place I’d rather be than here in Your love." I was reminded of these lyrics from the song, "Set a Fire" one morning when I was a working guest at...

The Patience of God — by Pope Francis. What a beautiful truth of faith this is for our lives: the mercy of God! God’s love for us is so great, so deep. It is an unfailing love, one that always takes us by the hand...

Called to Be a Sheep Dog — by Kathy McVady. Part of our apostolate in Winslow, AZ, where I served for many years, involves our work with the Montessori Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. This leads many of us to ponder our own relationship with the Good...

Notes From Near and Far: Rimouski, Quebec — by Irene Sullivan. Last August, I was transferred to MH Rimouksi, which brought me into the heart of Quebec culture. I soon discovered that almost all the folks in this area are 100% French Canadian and that, except for...

God Is in the Messiness — by Patricia Lawton. Last month in part 1, Patricia told us about some of her spiritual struggles as a staff worker of Madonna House. Part 2 has its basis in a retreat given by Fr. Pat McNulty in February 2008, a...

Showing the Wounds of Love — by Catherine Doherty. Today, in this confused world, how do people find Christ? It seems to me that the answer to this question is exceedingly simply: They meet him in a real Christian.  ...

Combermere Diary (April 2016) — by Paulette Curran. Because Easter is so early this year, I am writing this column during the last week of Lent, even more ahead of time than usual. Spring is just beginning, and that includes, among other things, the...

Milestones (April 2016) — New Directors General: Fr. David Linder, director general of priests (effective July 25); Elizabeth Bassarear, director general of women (effective November 2) Assignments: Fr. Murray Kuemper, spiritual director at St. Peter’s Seminary, London, Ontario; Victoria Fausto, Washington D.C....

Stephanie and I — by Paulette Curran. There are countless dramatic conversion stories, and they are wonderful, but sometimes a conversion story is very simple. Sometimes God uses people just living their ordinary Catholic lives. This story begins with my First Communion and...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (April 2016) — "Daily grows the loveliness.... Heaven every gate unbars, flinging her increase of light." All through the Easter Season, we sing these beautiful lines in one of our Easter hymns....

 

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