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Authors of Madonna House Publications

Catherine Doherty

Catherine Kolyschkine was born into an aristocratic family in Russia in 1896, and baptized in the Russian Orthodox Church. Because of her father’s work, she grew up in Ukraine, Egypt, and Paris. Many different strands of Christianity were woven into the spiritual fabric of her family background, but it was from the liturgy of the Russian Orthodox Church, the living faith of her father and mother, and the earthy piety of the Russian people themselves that Catherine received the powerful spiritual traditions and symbols of the Christian East.

WORKS BY CATHERINE DOHERTY 

Eddie Doherty

In his long career as an ace newspaper reporter, best-selling author, and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Eddie Doherty has touched the hearts of thousands with his gifted reporter’s flair for words—and his lively and irresistable writing style seasoned with wit and humour.

WORKS BY EDDIE DOHERTY

Jeremiah Barker

Jeremiah Barker is a lay member of the Madonna House Apostolate in Combermere, Ontario, who has contributed articles to Communio and Plough.  He has served in the maintenance department and H.E.L.P department (Heating, Electrical, Landscaping, Plumbing) and in the sugar bush during the spring sap run. At Madonna House he also oversees the vegetable processing operation in the evenings, is the housefather for the guests, and sings bass in the schola.

WORKS BY JEREMIAH BARKER

Mary Bazzett

Mary Bazzett is a former managing editor of The Catholic Answer.

WORKS BY MARY BAZZETT

Fr. Émile Brière

French Canadian and priest for more than 60 years, Father Émile-Marie Brière has served as pastor, seminary professor, chaplain and animator of religious and lay groups. In 1955 he became a pioneer priest of the Madonna House Apostolate.

WORKS BY FR. ÉMILE BRIÈRE

Cynthia Donnelly

Before joining the Madonna House Apostolate, Cynthia Donnelly worked professionally with the Indiana Repertory Theatre, The Hartford Stage Company, The New York Shakespeare Festival, as well as numerous Broadway and off-Broadway productions. Her film credits include work with directors Milos Foreman and Woody Allen.

WORKS BY CYNTHIA DONNELLY

Lorene Hanley Duquin

Lorene Hanley Duquin, wife and mother of four, has been a freelance writer since 1976. Her articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, McCall’s, Redbook, Ladies’ Home Journal, Catholic Digest, Our Sunday Visitor and other publications. Author of several books and anthologies, including Could You Ever Come Back to the Catholic Church? and Could You Ever Become a Catholic Priest?, she has also written for radio and TV.

WORKS BY LORENE HANLEY DUQUIN

Jude Fischer

Jude Fischer has trained in sociology, elementary education and physical therapy. She taught at a parochial school, worked as a therapist in New York City and was a volunteer at such urban mission operations as the Catholic Worker and Covenant House before joining the Madonna House Apostolate. She is also an accomplished painter.

WORKS BY JUDE FISCHER

Marian Heiberger

Marian Heiberger is a staff worker of the Madonna House Apostolate.

WORKS BY MARIAN HEIBERGER

Fr. Denis Lemieux

Fr. Denis Raymond Lemieux has been a member of Madonna House since 1991, and was ordained a priest in 2004. He has a licentiate in sacred theology and has written two books on Marian spirituality and theology. He currently resides in Combermere, where he divides his time between teaching, writing, and spiritual direction.

WORKS BY FR. DENIS LEMIEUX

Echo Lewis

Echo Lewis, a member of the Madonna House Apostolate, has been writing short stories and books for children for several years. Some of her stories have appeared in various American and Canadian periodicals, but her previous books have all been written, hand bound, and sold through the little Madonna House Gift Shop in rural Combermere, Ontario.

WORKS BY ECHO LEWIS

Fr. David May

Fr. David May

Fr. David F. May joined the Madonna House community in 1974 and was ordained a priest in 1981. For over ten years he served as editor for the monthly paper, Restoration, for which he has written countless articles. His essays and poetry have appeared in Humanum Review, the A Place of Passage anthology (Story Line Press, 2000) and his chapbook  The Price of Sparrows (Franciscan University, 2007). He lives in a poustinia (Russian type of hermitage) in Combermere, Canada.

WORKS BY FR. DAVID MAY

Fr. Patrick McNulty

Fr. Patrick McNulty was born in Huntington, Indiana, the eighth of ten children. He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Fort Wayne, Indiana, on May 23, 1960. In 1990, Father McNulty asked to join the community as a full-time member. He made his final promises in 1995, and lives in a poustinia dedicated to Our Lady of Combermere.

WORKS BY FR. PATRICK McNULTY

Rosalie McPhee-Douthwright

Rosalie McPhee-Douthwright was co-founder of the popular Nazareth Family Journal and the Nazareth family retreat centre with her late husband, Don. She is mother to five girls and three boys, and lives in Combermere, Ontario.

WORKS BY ROSALIE McPHEE-DOUTHWRIGHT

Archbishop Joseph Raya

Archbishop Joseph Raya, the first associate priest of Madonna House, was deeply involved in the American civil rights movement, and later, while serving as Archbishop of Akko, Haifa, Nazareth and all Galilee, he campaigned for justice for Palestinians. A priest of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church who taught at universities in the U.S.A., Canada and Lebanon, Archbishop Raya is one of the world’s foremost writers on Byzantine Christianity.

WORKS BY ARCHBISHOP JOSEPH RAYA

Msgr. Thomas Rowland

Monsignor Thomas Rowland has served as priest, pastor, and teacher of God’s people for fifty years—a man of well-integrated knowledge and a profound love of God, the liturgy, and his own life as a priest.

WORKS BY MSGR. THOMAS ROWLAND

Miriam Stulberg

Miriam Elizabeth Stulberg is a staff worker of the Madonna House Apostolate.

WORKS BY MIRIAM STULBERG

Christopher de Vinck

Christopher de Vinck is the award-winning author of The Power of The Powerless and Simple Wonders. A regular feature writer for Reader’s Digest, Guideposts, and The New York Times, he lives with his wife and three children in Pompton Plains, New Jersey.

WORKS BY CHRISTOPHER DE VINCK

Fr. Robert Wild

Fr. Robert Wild is a priest of Madonna House and lives as a poustinik. Having published a number of his own books, he helped in the editing of Catherine Doherty’s early works and now serves as Postulator for her cause for canonization. Fr. Wild was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Buffalo in 1967, and had experience as both a Trappist and as a Carthusian before ordination.

WORKS BY FR. ROBERT WILD

Others

WORKS BY OTHER AUTHORS AND STAFF WORKERS

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