Open or Closed Doors

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 08/19/2016

in Ordinary Time

Twenty First Sunday of Ordinary Time Cycle — C “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.” (Lk 13:24) Ravi Zacharias writes, “We need to understand that Jesus is the door through which all must enter eternal life. There is no […]

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Torch Bearers

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 08/11/2016

in Ordinary Time

Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C  Jesus said, “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing.” (Lk 12:49) In his book, A Heart on Fire, James Kubicki, S.J. includes a story about Abba Lot who went to Abbot Joseph searching for a deeper love […]

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Waiting, Waiting, Waiting

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 08/05/2016

in Ordinary Time, Uncategorized

Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C “You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” (Lk 12:40)  Advent time we wait for Jesus to arrive as our Savior. In this ordinary time we wait for Jesus to return. What are we doing in […]

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Utter Chaotic Clutter

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 07/29/2016

in Ordinary Time

18th Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C “There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest. He asked himself, what shall I do, for I do not have space to store my harvest?” (Lk 12:17) Readings for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time contain different phrases that caught my attention.  Reading 1 […]

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Our Father

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 07/24/2016

in Ordinary Time

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C “Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples…When you pray, say…” Our Father Notice; Jesus says “Our” Father, not “my” Father. Blessed Baptism that made all of us children of God. Who art in heaven King of Kings, Lord of Lords of the heavenly […]

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Hostility or Hospitality

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 07/07/2016

in Ordinary Time

Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C “Sir, if I may ask you this favor, please do not go past your servant.” (GN 18:3) (A Catholic Serendipity Bible For Personal and Small Group Study) In the Genesis reading Abraham sees a group of three men walking past his home. “Come in; come in so […]

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