Column: MH Roanoke VA

This column contains articles related to the Madonna House field house in Roanoke, Virginia.

Notes From Near and Far: Roanoke, Virginia — by Marie-Therese McLaughlin. These notes will be covering several months.... (April 25, 2014)

Notes From Near and Far: Roanoke, Virginia — by Patricia Lawton. A few months ago Fr. Ron Cafeo (an MH priest from Combermere) and Echo Lewis (of MH Raleigh) joined us to give a Marian-centered retreat to Our Lady of Nazareth parish as part of its 100th... (February 17, 2014)

Notes from Near and Far: MH Roanoke — by Patricia Lawton. One morning in February, I heard the announcer on the radio say that Pope Benedict had resigned. I laughed to myself thinking that someone at that station was going to be in big trouble for reporting... (August 08, 2013)

I Have Seen Christ — by Beth Ryan. I arise and search for my beloved (cf. Song of Songs 3:2) I have seen Him in the faces of the teenagers in a parish youth group, who came to our house to see our way... (April 24, 2013)

Notes from Near and Far: Roanoke, Virginia — by Marie-Therese McLaughlin. I have been in Roanoke for ten months, and for me, the words that describe our house are "total immersion"—a plunging deeply into the lives of so many people.... (February 21, 2013)

Notes from Near and Far: Roanoke, Virginia — by Patricia Lawton. In June, we attended the ordination of four seminarians for this diocese of Richmond, Virginia. The cathedral was filled to capacity. One of the ordinands, who had emigrated from Columbia, had been preparing for this event... (December 06, 2012)

I Will Keep Being There — by Margarita Guerrero. Though I was raised Catholic, there was a time when I believed that abortion was simply a woman’s choice. I even figured that, given the circumstances, I myself would consider getting one without much of a moral... (September 06, 2010)

The Importance of Being — by Patricia Lawton. Catherine Doherty, our foundress, often talked about the importance of "being" over "doing". It has taken me many years to begin to understand what this means. After all, in Madonna House, just like in any other family,... (September 03, 2010)

Silent No More — by Beth Ryan. There was a powerful presence at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. this year. It was a power, not primarily political, but spiritual, a power akin to that of the prophet Jeremiah. As the Lord promised... (April 21, 2010)

Mountains, Music, and the Bible Belt — by Cheryl Ann Smith. Life in Roanoke, Virginia, has been a surprise. In fact, it has been layers and layers of delightful, colorful, beautiful surprises.... (January 22, 2010)

A Baptist and Her Rosary — by Paulette Curran. Several months ago, I read in a secular magazine—I can’t remember which one—an article making the point that some Protestants are discovering the Mother of God. I always take any article about Christianity in the secular media... (May 29, 2008)

The Mystery of Nazareth — by Theresa Girard. There are many rooms in my Father’s house (Jn 14:2). Only after the first two weeks did I finally stop circling the main floor in my attempt to find a side exit!... (April 28, 2008)

Notes from Near and Far: Roanoke, Virginia — by Patricia Lawton, MH Roanoke. The big word in the news recently has been hurricanes—terrible winds that blow down concrete structures and bring distressing change into people’s lives. Tots Collins, a friend of our house since 1991, is from New... (December 29, 2005)


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