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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Teaching as Eucharist

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 08/17/2018

in Ordinary Time

Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time Cycle-B   Teaching as Eucharist  Take, Thank, Bless, Break, Give  By Joanmarie Smith   Our Baptismal graces drench us in divinity. These graces help us to perform the actions of our priesthood: Take, Thank, Bless, Break, and Give. “Do this in remembrance of me.” When these actions become nurtured and […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Discipleship

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 08/10/2018

in Ordinary Time

Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle C “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God…” (Eph 4:30a) Do’s and Don’ts of Discipleship “I sought the Lord and he answered me…” (Ps 34: 5a) “…blessed the one who takes refuge in God.” (Ps 34: 9b)             It is written in the Prophets: ‘They shall all be taught by […]

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Human Hungers

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 08/03/2018

in Ordinary Time

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle B August 5, 2018 “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” (John 6:35) Human Hungers “I am the bread of life.” (John 6:48) Human hungers include the whole body, mind and spirit. For what does Our […]

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