Throne of Mercy

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 04/21/2017

in Easter

Sunday of Divine Mercy–Easter April 23, 2017 “A man has no greater love than the lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) Throne of Mercy Cross of Calvary is the Divine Throne of Mercy. Christ from the cross pleads, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” Good Friday, Christ’s death […]

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Joy to the World

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 04/13/2017

in Easter

Easter Sunday   April 16, 2017 Joy to the World Joy to the world Rang out at the end of Advent For the Lord had come. Joy to the world Rings out once more For the Lord has risen! Both seasons, Advent and Lent Called us to patience and waiting. Hope filled our hearts with […]

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Swords into Sheaths

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 04/07/2017

in Lent

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion–Lent April 9, 2014 “Put your sword back into its sheath, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.” (Matthew 26:52) Swords into Sheaths Violence begets violence. Non-violence begets non-violence. Even in his last moments of freedom Jesus commands, “Put your sword back into its sheath.” “I […]

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Coming Out

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 03/31/2017

in Lent

Fifth Sunday of Lent–Lent April 2, 2017 Coming Out Jesus calls us as he called Lazarus. “Come out!” Too long have you cocooned yourself, have you lingered in the tomb of pain and suffering. Like Lazarus, Like a hidden butterfly in its chrysalis, it is time to burst the bonds, to unwind those binding cloths. […]

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Masks and Blindfolds: A Letter to the Divine Physician

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 03/26/2017

in Lent

Fourth Sunday of Lent–Lent March 26, 2017 Masks and Blindfolds: A Letter to the Divine Physician Dear Divine Physician of Souls, Minds and Bodies, Thank you for removing my masks and blindfolds. At first, the light was blinding and I groped for sunglasses. Why it took so long for me to reach this point in […]

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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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