Advent

Mary Beyond Christmas

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/22/2017

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Fourth Sunday of Advent–Cycle B December 21, 2017 “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call him Jesus.” (Luke 1:31) Mary Beyond Christmas Look beyond the Christmas cave. See Mary in her fullness of grace. Fiat “May it be done to me according to your word.” Mary, did you […]

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Recognition

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/15/2017

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Third Sunday of Advent–Cycle B December 17, 2017 “…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 12/08/2017

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Second Sunday 10 of Advent–Cycle B December 10, 2017 “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? […]

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A Prayer of Hope

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/04/2017

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First Sunday of Advent–Cycle B December 3, 2017 “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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Actions Speak!

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 12/16/2016

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Fourth Sunday of Advent “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” Actions Speak Do you remember Emily’s poem “I’m nobody. Who are you? Are you nobody too? The question, “Who am I?” and “Who are you?” sometimes runs through our minds. John the Baptist sends his disciples to […]

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Be Blessed-Ready the Way

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 12/09/2016

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Third Sunday of Advent “Go and tell John what you hear and see; the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the good new proclaimed to them.” [Mt 11:3-5] Be Blessed-Ready the Way Ready the way by actions and word. Ready […]

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