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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Actions Speak!

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 12/16/2016

in Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” Actions Speak Do you remember Emily’s poem “I’m nobody. Who are you? Are you nobody too? The question, “Who am I?” and “Who are you?” sometimes runs through our minds. John the Baptist sends his disciples to […]

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Be Blessed-Ready the Way

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 12/09/2016

in Advent

Third Sunday of Advent “Go and tell John what you hear and see; the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the good new proclaimed to them.” [Mt 11:3-5] Be Blessed-Ready the Way Ready the way by actions and word. Ready […]

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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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