Two Thirsts

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 03/17/2017

in Lent

Third Sunday of Lent–Lent March 19, 2017 “Give me a drink.” (John 4:9) Two Thirsts We have two thirsts—natural and supernatural. Naturally we thirst for: Water, as the Samaritan woman thirsted,  Clean instead of polluted water, Peace not War, Knowledge and truth, Jobs and better wages. Supernaturally, what are our desires? Healthy spirituality, A full, […]

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Tent Dwellers

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 03/10/2017

in Lent

Second Sunday of Lent–Lent March 12, 2017 “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here…” (Matthew 17:4a) Tent Dwellers Peter, do you remember the overwhelming moment on Mount Tabor? You made your “three tents” suggestion to Jesus. Remember? You had just experienced the Transfiguration of Jesus. […]

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Temptations – Giving-Up and Giving-In

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 03/05/2017

in Lent

First Sunday of Lent–Lent March 5, 2017 “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.” (Matthew 4:1) Temptations—Giving-Up And Giving-In One year has past. Churches world-wide begin the Springtime of Lent. Traditionally we pray, fast and give alms. We try to give up: time, food and money. […]

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Ash Wednesday Lent – Cycle A

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 03/01/2017

in Lent

March 1, 2017 – Ash Wednesday Lent – Cycle A What does the Prophet Isaiah proclaim about fasting? “Thus says God…This, rather, is the fasting I wish: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke;  Setting free  the oppressed, breaking every yoke; Sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and the […]

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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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