Catcher of Tears

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 12/02/2016

in Advent

Second Sunday of Advent “Produce good fruit as evidence of your repentance.” [Mt  3:8] Catcher of Tears Broken, wounded, unhealed, yet I Resist your call to grace and growth. “Some Other time, God. Not now! Let me weep.” Kind God, catcher of my tears, when I pleaded with you, “Enough, enough! No more, Lord. Healing […]

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Wait-Watch-Wonder

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 11/25/2016

in Advent

First Sunday of Advent “…you must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” (Mt 24:44) Wait-Watch-Wonder For what do you wait? For what do you look as you wait and wonder? As you ponder these questions …Be aware, …Be alert, …Be awake. There is a longing […]

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A King and a Kingdom

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 11/18/2016

in Feasts Celebrated on Sunday

Feast of Christ Our King “Above him there was an inscription that read, ‘This is the King of the Jews.’” {Lk 23:38} A King and a Kingdom Jesus was an exception to the norms of earthly Kings. …No crown, …No palace, servants or armies, …No place on earth to govern. Jesus was also an exception […]

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Signs and Wonders

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 11/10/2016

in Ordinary Time

Thirty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time “When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for such things must happen first, but it will not immediately be the end.” (LK 21: 9) Jesus tells the people of the destruction of the Temple and the “end times” These can be the signs pointing to […]

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We Stop Breathing

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 11/04/2016

in Ordinary Time

Thirty Second Sunday of Ordinary Time “…he is not God of the dead, but of the living for to him all are alive.” (Lk 20: 38) Throughout the ages humans have wrestled with the question of death and after life. Some of the conclusions believed there was no after life. Egyptians believed so they mummified […]

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The Tax Collector

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 10/28/2016

in Ordinary Time

Thirty First Sunday of Ordinary Time ”Today salvation is yours.” “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.” (Lk 19: 9-10) Have you ever experienced “being up tree?” Creating this acrostic poem is how I felt this week. After reading and praying for a week, and I still didn’t […]

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