Column: MH Winslow AZ

This column contains articles related to the Madonna House field house in Winslow, Arizona, called “La Casa de Nuestra Señora.”

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... (April 15, 2016)

Notes from Near and Far: MH Arizona — by Miriam Story. Greetings from Winslow! This is my first mission house, and I’ve been here nearly six months. Considering all that has happened since I came, it seems more like a year.... (December 15, 2015)

Hidden Glory — by Kathy McVady. During my vacation last fall, I had the opportunity to visit Kartchner Caverns in southern Arizona. It was a fascinating introduction to a living cave: one that is still in formation.... (November 17, 2014)

Notes From Near and Far: Arizona — by Kathy McVady. Last spring, Mary Ellen Kocunik, assisted by our gracious volunteer, Julie Lynch, worked with our neighbor, Vicki Gonzales, to organize the First Communion celebrations at both parishes in town.... (September 15, 2014)

Notes From Near and Far: Winslow, Arizona — by Christina Milan. This is the sixteenth year we have been using the "Catechesis of the Good Shepherd" (modeled after the Montessori Method), with the parish children, and this year the very first "next generation" child has arrived!... (February 18, 2013)

I Am a Gambler — by Mary Ellen Kocunik. One day I suddenly realized that I am a gambler. But I gamble in a different way than with dice, horses, or cards. Instead I have gambled with my life.... (September 12, 2012)

Notes From Near and Far: The Casa, Arizona — by Kathy McVady. The Nazareth rhythm of our life was interspersed with SEARCH retreats, weekend retreats for teens, and Cursillos. We attended baby showers, birthday parties, weddings, and, of course, funerals.... (January 20, 2011)

My Hero Was a Madonna — by Diana Breeze, one of our Winslow vocations. Who was your childhood hero? Was it a comic book character, a sports star, a singer, a saint? What was it about him or her that captured your heart?... (August 20, 2007)

What is a Madonna? — A unique aspect of Madonna House Winslow, is that people call members of Madonna House "madonnas." Why? In the early 1970s a family with three small children lived next door to La Casa. The children were frequent visitors, but became... (August 17, 2007)

Arizona Memories — by Kay O’Shea. In April 1966 I was on the train heading for Winslow, Arizona. I had just become a member of Madonna House, and this was my first assignment. When she gave me my assignment, our foundress Catherine said,... (August 13, 2007)

An Afternoon Visit — by Kathy McVady. One day when I was a new staff worker and newly assigned to the Casa, my director sent me out visiting for the afternoon. She assured me that nearly everyone in Southside (the area in which we... (August 10, 2007)

What Was the Child Up To? — by Anne Marie Murphy. Have you ever heard the phrase, "the spiritual life of children"? I never knew children had a spiritual life until I was introduced to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, the Montessori approach to catechism, while... (August 06, 2007)

A Miracle in Winslow — by Fr. Bob Pelton. It was a cool day, one of very few in that summer of 1958. After my first year in the seminary, Fr. Callahan, the director of Madonna House priests, sent me to Winslow to help our... (August 03, 2007)

The Meanest Man in Town — by Cheryl Ann Smith. They say he used to be one of the meanest men in Winslow. Some people were afraid of him. Some didn’t want to work with him at the mill. It must be true because even his... (July 27, 2007)

Beginnings — by Theresa Davis. Cathy Maynard, the director, Phil Knight, and I drove from Canada in a very used Packard to open a Madonna House in a place where Catherine Doherty told us, "All you have to do is to stretch... (July 23, 2007)

Fr. Eddie and Catherine — by Kathy McVady. One of the unique blessings of Madonna House Winslow was extended visits of our founders, Eddie and Catherine Doherty.... (July 13, 2007)

Think Big — by Cheryl Ann Smith. What! Transferred to Winslow! What do you mean, Winslow? After all these years of serving in the busy "marketplaces" of Edmonton and Combermere, I was sure my next assignment would be the desire of my heart—a... (July 09, 2007)

Fifty Years of Loving — by Kathy McVady, director of the Casa. "Twenty years ago, the people of Winslow and the people of Madonna House began to love one another, and it was love at first sight. The past twenty years have been a time... (July 06, 2007)

My World Youth Day Pilgrimage — by Petra Muller. This past August, I attended World Youth Day. During this pilgrimage, in the midst of its commotion and activity, I tried to live in the interior of my soul so as to be in constant communion with... (November 18, 2005)

Our Tears and Our Presence — by Kathy McVady. “Take up My Cross, their cross, and follow Me. Going to the poor, being poor, being one with them, one with Me.” This is the line of the Madonna House Little Mandate that our mission house was... (November 16, 2005)

Notes from Near and Far: Arizona — by Sofia Segal, La Casa de Nuestra Senora. Several months have gone by since I arrived here last July. Is it too late for me to write my first impressions? Probably, but I will give you the impressions that are... (April 26, 2005)

Notes From Near and Far: Winslow, Arizona —  by Anne Marie Murphy, La Casa de Nuestra Senora. One of the works of this house of Madonna House is catechism for children using the Montessori method. Last summer we resurrected something we had done in the past—a one-week summer... (February 01, 2005)

Notes From Near and Far: Winslow, Arizona —  by Anne Marie Murphy, La Casa de Nuestra Senora. One of the works of this house of Madonna House is catechism for children using the Montessori method. Last summer we resurrected something we had done in the past—a one-week summer... (February 01, 2005)


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