Rocking Chair Worriers

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 02/24/2017

in Ordinary Time

February 26, 2017 – Eigth Sunday of Ordinary Time “Don’t worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will take of itself.” {Mt. 6:34a”) Rocking Chair Worriers Sometimes we sit in a rocking chair rocking back and forth, back and fort h. Maybe minds are rocking chairs, back and forth worrying, past and future, ancient ages or futuristic fantasies, […]

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Surrender To Non-Violence

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 02/19/2017

in Ordinary Time

February 19, 2017 – Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time ” But I say to  you, offer no resistance to  one who is evil”   (Mt  5:39a) Surrender to Non-Violence Offer No resistance, No revenge, No retaliation. Rather, Surrender, Yield, Submit. Break bonds of violence. “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole […]

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Bullet Control Law

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 02/12/2017

in Ordinary Time

February 12, 2017 – Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time “You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment.” (Mt   5:21b) Bullet Control Law Seems many are debating the gun laws in America. But I have been hearing, “guns don’t kill; people kill!” Those words got me thinking. Gun-lovers stash their guns and […]

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Enkindling the Fire

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 01/15/2017

in Ordinary Time

January 16, 2017 – Second Sunday of Ordinary Time “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from the sky and remain upon him.” (Jn 1: 32b) Enkindling the Fire Called to enkindle fire, To show God’s face in the light, To blow to flame the ash, Of a people whose tears of pain extinquish […]

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Dancing into a New Year

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 12/30/2016

in Feasts Celebrated on Sunday

New Years Day Dancing into the New Year It is time to make and break those New Year’s Resolutions. For the life of me, I could not create a poem and this reflection has come from ruminating about the lessons we can learn from a construction company at work. It was blizzard-like weather outside, yet […]

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Welcome

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 12/23/2016

in Christmas, Uncategorized

Christmas December 25, 2016 “…the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not over come it.” (John 1:5) WELCOME Jesus, Splendor of God, Wonder of Love, Bright Flame, Leaping from celestial heights Impregnating whitened wax of woman, To issue forth as LIGHT, Piercing earthly darkness, Refulgence, flickering in your dance of joy, Delighted […]

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