Written by Madonna House staff, Restoration is an essential part of our witness to the Gospel. Here we share our personal stories and reflections on the Gospel challenges of today, along with writings from Catherine Doherty and the Catholic Church.
Where specifically did the money from the sale of a particular donation go? It’s rare that we know. One time, however, we did.
New Local Director: Emmanuella Kim.
Deaths: Associate Bishop Boniface Dalieh (Liberia, West Africa), Asssociate Deacon Tom Seith.
by Paulette Curran.
Finally, after our long, cold winter and cool spring, it is suddenly early summer, and we are luxuriating in warmth and greenness. Ahhhhh!
This month, instead of trying to mention all the news, I am going to center on a few events.
by Fr. Pat McNulty.
This time, it’s true. Fr. Pat, who is well on the road to recovery, is back to writing his column! This one is a reflection on the line, "It is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs" (Mt 15:26) from the Gospel for August 17th, the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Welcome back, Fr. Pat!
Here are just a few excerpts from the many, many thank you letters we receive from the missionaries we have helped. The letters are to you, too—you who send the donations that we sell.
by Jude Fischer, former head of the gift shop.
Once upon a time a bowl was born. It wasn’t much of a birth. There were no long months of planning for his coming, no excited anticipation of what he would be like, no patient shaping under loving hands. Nothing.
by Pope Francis.
On May 21, 2013, the pope paid a visit and gave a talk at Dono di Maria, the Vatican’s soup kitchen and shelter which is run by the Missionaries of Charity. It was primarily addressed to the guests at the home.
I (the editor) was struck by how deeply one, is the love of the poor of Pope Francis, of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and of Catherine Doherty.
by Carolyn Desch, current head of the gift shop.
It was touch and go that November 1963 whether or not they would get the roof on the new gift shop before the snow came. Its principal builders, Bill Jakali and Fr. Paul Béchard, were scrambling to find enough square nails for the shingles. Just in time a donation of them arrived, enough to finish the job. The next day it snowed.
by Catherine Doherty.
Our gift shop is not only a vehicle for raising money for the poor, but it is also an apostolate in itself through our contacts with those who come as customers.