Program One: Madonna House


An overview of the Madonna House Apostolate.






  • Video:
Program One: Madonna House


  • Website:

Madonna House Click Here


  • Newspaper:

Restoration Click Here


  • Books:

The People of the Towel and Water: Restoring the World Through Christ in Everyday Life Click Here

Catherine Doherty. Madonna House Publications. 2010.


God in the Nitty-Gritty Life: Some thoughts on how to live the gospel in your busy everyday life. Click Here

Catherine Doherty. Madonna House Publications. 2002.


Apostolic Farming: Healing the Earth Click Here

Catherine Doherty. Madonna House Publications. 2001.


Journey to the Heart of Christ Click Here

Fr. Robert Wild. Madonna House Publications. 2013.



Study Guide




The goal of Program One is to introduce students to the Madonna House Apostolate as a community of women, lay men, and priests.




1. Show the video "Program One: Madonna House"


2. Ask students to form small groups to answer the following questions

  • What is Madonna House? Who lives in Combermere? What are some of the activities you saw in the film?
  • What interested you most or caught your attention in this film?
  • What two things did you learn that you didn’t know before?
  • Did you see anything you would like to imitate in your family? How would you do it?
  • What could you do to support Madonna House?


3. Option for Take-Home Assignment. Find out more about:

  • Catherine Doherty, foundress of Madonna House
  • Madonna House via website or other sources
  • The lay apostolate, consecrated life