Recognition

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 12/11/2014

in Advent

Third Sunday of Advent–Cycle B December 14, 2014 “…but there is one among you whom you do not recognize.” (John 1:26b) Recognition Who among us does not love to be recognized? When a stranger comes into a room, who among us doesn’t ask, “Who is that?” It was not different in bygone centuries. Priests, Levites, and […]

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You

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 12/04/2014

in Advent

Second Sunday of Advent–Cycle B December 7, 2014 “Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; she/he will prepare your way.” (Isaiah 40:3) You Who are the voices today crying out in our wastelands? Who are they who comfort and speak tenderly? Who are the shepherds gathering, feeding and caring for their flocks? Where […]

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A Prayer of Hope

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 11/27/2014

in Advent

First Sunday of Advent–Cycle B November 30, 2014 “Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down…” (Isaiah 63:19b) A Prayer of Hope Like an explosion of a volcano, our spirit explodes with desires and longings for your promised return. To satisfy these longings, we pray, “Oh, that you would rend the heavens and […]

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Sheep or Goats

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 11/20/2014

in Ordinary Time

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe–Cycle A November 23, 2014 “Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” (Matthew 25:34) Sheep or Goats Left or right—goats or sheep, Left or right—dishonorable or honorable, Is the message of the […]

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Talents, Risk Taking, and Change

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 11/13/2014

in Ordinary Time

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A November 16, 2014 “For to everyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich…” (Matthew 25:29a) Talents, Risk Taking, and Change There are talents and then there are talents. Talents can be coins—talents can be a gift, genius or knack. What then is the message in […]

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Keepers of Promises

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 11/06/2014

in Ordinary Time

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome–Cycle A November 9, 2014 “I shall raise him on the last day.” (John 6:40b) Keepers of Promises “I promise,” is often said, yet not always kept. Do I keep the promises I make? “Well, not all the time; you see sometimes I forget.” This is […]

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