Christmas

Ideal Family Life

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 12/25/2014

in Christmas

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph–Christmas & Epiphany December 28, 2014 “Whoever reveres his father will love a long life; he who obeys his father brings comfort to his mother.” (Sirach 3:1) Ideal Family Life Joseph, head of the household, Mary, heart of their home, Jesus, the obedient Son, Ideal model for families. […]

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Who, Me? Yes, You

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/09/2014

in Christmas

Baptism of the Lord–Cycle A January 12, 2014 “Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.” (Matthew 3:13) Who, Me? Yes, You John baptizes with water for repentance. Jesus baptizes with the Holy Spirit. The Father adopts humanity as his children. The Spirit sets us on fire for […]

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Guiding Stars

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/02/2014

in Christmas

Epiphany Sunday–Cycle A January 5, 2014 “We saw his star at its rising and have come to give him homage.” (Matthew 2:2b) Guiding Stars Magi—political advisers to Kings yearned for restoration of true Persian kingship. Matthew reshaped the story known in his time. He recalled the entourage sent by Tiridates so men of the East […]

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Babe of Bethlehem

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 12/26/2013

in Christmas

Holy Family Sunday–Cycle A December 29, 2013 “He rose, took the child and his mother, and went to the land if Israel.” (Matthew 2:21) Babe of Bethlehem Babe of Bethlehem, …Family of David, …Son of a pregnant teenager, …Joseph, engaged to Mary, considers divorce, …Called to Bethlehem for a census, …Born in a cave—no room […]

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WELCOME

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 12/25/2013

in Christmas

Christmas–Cycle A December 25, 2013 “…the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not over come it.” (John 1:5) WELCOME Jesus, Splendor of God, Wonder of Love, Bright Flame, Leaping from celestial heights Impregnating whitened wax of woman, To issue forth as LIGHT, Piercing earthly darkness, Refulgence, flickering in your dance of joy, […]

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Magi

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/05/2012

in Christmas

A Prayer Poem by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND, for the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, Cycle B, January 8,  2012 “We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.” (Matthew 2:2b)

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