Column: MH Regina SK

This column contains articles related to the Madonna House field house in Regina, Saskatchewan, called “Marian Centre.”

Encountering the Poor — by Chuck Sharp. I spent the first half of applicancy, my six-months’ time of formation in preparation for joining Madonna House, at Marian Centre Edmonton. That house was desperate for help at the time, so I got sent out to... (January 11, 2016)

Notes From Near and Far: Marian Centre Regina — by Doreen Rousseau. Last summer, Hugo Isaza, with the help of some of our volunteers, brought beauty into our neighborhood. The flowers he planted all around our house were a joy to all who passed by.... (October 15, 2014)

Notes from Near and Far: Marian Centre Regina — by Charlie Cavanaugh. "The disciples of Jesus are those who seek God’s face." I have only recently been re-assigned to this house, and these words of our previous Pope, Benedict XVI, describe very well what I see here. This is primarily... (August 06, 2013)

Notes From Near and Far: Regina, Saskatchewan — by Nancy Topping. I thought it was about time that we sent you some news from our house. This has been a real prairie winter. November is on record for having the most snow for that month in the... (April 17, 2013)

An African Journey — by Nancy Topping. Last summer for my holidays, I went to Africa. My sister Jennifer who works for the U.N. in Mozambique had invited me, along with my other sister and her husband, to visit her and her family.... (December 07, 2012)

The Garden in the City — by Doreen Dykers. Winter’s coming. Garden tools are put away. Geraniums and dahlia bulbs rescued from the cold earth lie prone in paper bags. The Himalayan orchid was finally identified and then dug out. Ground cleared. Fallen seeds sleep... (November 19, 2012)

Evening Prayer — by Doreen Dykers. Grieving comes in waves that is the last thing He said to me.... (August 14, 2012)

Moments of Paradise — by Steve Héroux. Last November, Doreen Dykers wrote a poem about life here from the point of view of one working in our tiny flower garden by the sidewalk at our back door.... (March 19, 2012)

Steak for a Soup Kitchen — by Nancy Topping. When you live by donations, God always provides. Sometimes he does so in most unusual ways…. Just before Christmas, I went on a shopping spree—one that came as a total surprise.... (March 14, 2012)

Beauty in the Inner City — by Charlie Cavanaugh. "Radiance of beauty! Beauty of radiance! To look into each other’s eyes and to give thanks, for what other purpose do we walk this earth?" Someone, I don’t remember who, wrote this to describe his delight in... (October 28, 2011)

A Quiet, Gentle Presence — by Doreen Dykers. Marg served at Marian Centre Regina from June 2008 until August 2009. Doreen, who is still there, was on staff with her. Marg was never one to complain. Though she suffered greatly as a result of... (April 14, 2011)

Kenny — by Doreen Dykers. Kenny grew up alone in this world—without parents, siblings, or any other relatives. Abandoned as a baby, he grew up in a psychiatric hospital as a ward of the state. Likely he was sent there because there... (November 13, 2010)

Glimpses of Marian Centre — by the Regina staff. You haven’t heard from our inner city house on the Canadian prairies for a while, so here’s some news from each of us.... (March 17, 2010)

Serving Lunch to Fred — by Tom Kluger. In November 2005 I, a new MH staff worker, was assigned to the Marian Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan. I was going there to serve Christ in the poor. I wasn’t there long when a Brother Christopher, one... (January 09, 2009)

Christmastime in the MH Houses — Here are some glimpses into Christmastime in three very different houses last year.... (December 19, 2008)

“Invincible” Me — by Tom Kluger. During the late 1980s my brother Rob, a university student, got a nifty state of the art computer to help him with his architecture homework. But I recall that computer, not for its ability to help design... (June 19, 2007)

Here Comes Love — by Tom Kluger. It has been a few months since I arrived at Marian Centre Regina, my first mission house as a member of Madonna House. My first impression is easy to remember: here comes love! I could probably stop... (August 11, 2006)

Notes from Near and Far: Regina, Saskatchewan — by Sandy Wood, Marian Centre Regina. Volunteers are an integral part of our house. Many have been coming for over thirty years. Many have taken staff members into their hearts, and so find it very difficult to see us transferred.... (June 21, 2005)


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