Landlords and Rejects

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 09/22/2017

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A September 21, 2014 “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.” (Matthew 20:1) Landlords and Rejects Heavenly Father, you are heaven’s Landlord. Like the landowner in the parable, you begin your search at dawn. Who will work in my […]

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Taking Heat

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 09/07/2017

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A September 10, 2014 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.” (Matthew 18:15) Taking the Heat Persecution and Endurance Require the Spirit’s gifts of courage and fortitude. Suffering and being persecuted is not Easy. “Taking the heat” makes for martyrdom. Christ […]

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by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 08/04/2017

in Ordinary Time

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A August 6, 2017 “Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.” (Matthew 14:19)     Satisfied Seeking solace, Jesus steals away for solitude. Searching crowds follow. […]

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Sole and Soul Wealth

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 07/29/2017

in Ordinary Time

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A July 30, 2017 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.” (Matthew 13:45-46)    Sole and Soul Wealth What I offer to God and God offers to […]

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Weeds and Wheat

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 07/21/2017

in Ordinary Time

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A July 23, 2017 “While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off.” (Matthew 13:25)    Weeds and Wheat Usually, we close our eyes and sleep when the sun goes down bringing darkness. There are other kinds of darkness. “I haven’t got […]

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Soil and Soul Searching

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 07/12/2017

in Ordinary Time

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A July 16, 2017 “But some seed fell on rich soil, produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirty-fold.” (Matthew 13:8b) Soil and Soul Searching Is your soil made of clay? An old and weathered rock Hard and not easily seeded Water bogged Perhaps your ways are hardened; and you suffer […]

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