Transfiguration Means Change

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 02/26/2015

in Lent

Second Sunday of Lent–Cycle B March 1, 2015 “And his clothes became dazzling white…” (Mark 9:3) Transfiguration Means Change It is time to: Renew, renovate, refurbish, modernize, streamline, bring up to date, revamp, recast, revise, rehash, refresh, reinvigorate, rejuvenate, restore, resurrect, innovate. Old: is known like the back of your hand, is as comfortable as […]

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Welcome to the Wilderness

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 02/19/2015

in Lent

First Sunday of Lent–Cycle B February 22, 2015 “He was in the wilderness…tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.” (Mark 1:12-13) Welcome to the Wilderness Wilderness is a school for discernment. In silence, we silent our outer and inner voices to welcome the voices of Spirit […]

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Modern Day Lepers

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 02/12/2015

in Ordinary Time

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 15, 2015 “If you wish, you can make me clean.” (Matthew 8:2) Modern Day Lepers “Have you ever met a leper?” Probably not. I mean a modern day leper, like lepers of old, banished from community, to dwell apart, declaring  to anyone who neared them, “unclean, unclean.” “Sure, most of […]

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W.W.J.D.

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 02/05/2015

in Ordinary Time

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 8, 2015 “Everyone is looking for you.” (Mark 1:37) W.W.J.D. What would Jesus do in the circumstances of his daily life? We find the answer in Mark’s gospel. The mother-in-law of Peter was sick with a fever. What would Jesus do? With great compassion and love, Jesus cured her. She […]

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Hear–Listen–Ponder

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/29/2015

in Ordinary Time

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 1, 2015 “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” (Hebrews 3:15) Hear–Listen–Ponder “Constant repetition carries conviction.”(Robert Collier) Don’t just hear—Listen. Don’t just listen—ponder the message. This is a fine New Year’s resolution. What I will discover is a solution? Where? Discover solutions in the Sunday Gospels. […]

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Going Fishing

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/22/2015

in Ordinary Time

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time January 25, 2015 “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Mark 1:17b) Going Fishing What can fishing teach us about Evangelization? Lots. Let’s Learn. There are many types of fish in different oceans, lakes and seas. Not only is there a variety of fish, each person on […]

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