Third Sunday of Advent – Cycle C

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/14/2018

in Advent

The Third Sunday of Advent December 16, 2018   Read: Zep 3:14-18a Isaiah 12:2-6 Phil 4:4-7 Lk 3:10-18   Reflection: Today’s readings repeat the words: joy and rejoice. The disciples of John are filled with joy and expectation as John answers their question, “What should we do?” John’s followers have a second question. “Might John […]

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Second Sunday of Advent – Cycle C

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/14/2018

in Advent

“Father, forgive them.” Second Sunday of Advent – Cycle C December 9, 2018 Read: Baruch 5: l-9 Psalm 126: 1-6 Phil 1: 4-6,8-11 Lk 3: l-6 Reflection: “Prepare the way of the Lord,” cries John the Baptist. John was a preacher always on the move. He prepared for the coming of the Lord by preaching […]

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First Sunday of Advent – Cycle C

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/14/2018

in Advent

First Sunday of Advent – Cycle  December 2, 2018   Read: Jer 33:1 4-1 6 1Thes 3:12, 4-2 Lk 21: 25-28,34-36 Reflection: It may seem odd that the message that Luke’s gospel, which introduces the Advent season, warns that the end time will be accompanied with terrifying signs. The gospel message’s final words include “be […]

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Teachablility

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 09/21/2018

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time Cycle – B “But they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to question him.” (Mk 9: 32b) Teachability  Teacher, Enter my mind, my heart, my soul. Announce to me your words of wisdom. Change and transform me through my experiences. Help me to look beneath the surfaces […]

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Daily Dying

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 09/14/2018

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time Cycle-B September 16, 2018 “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross and follow me.” (Mk 8: 34b) Daily Dying Spent as spilt water, I hang upon my daily cross Mouth gaped, open wide, Parched throat, parched tongue crying, “God, do not forsake me.”   […]

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Deaf and Mute

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 09/07/2018

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time Cycle-B Blog “Ephphatha!” (that is, “Be opened”) (Mk 7:34b)   Deaf and Mute Do you ever wish to be deaf to the noises of the world? Bombs bursting in air, Shells whizzing past your ear, Politicians making promises they don’t intend to keep, Cries of the hungry. Noise breaks sound […]

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