Lent

Fickle Faith

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 03/20/2016

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Palm Sunday — Cycle B March 20, 2016 (This poem was originally posted on April  1, 2012) Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields…crying out: “Hosanna!”(Mark 11:8-9b) Fickle Faith Friend or foe? Who goes there? “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the […]

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Sticks and Stones

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 03/11/2016

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Fifth Sunday of Lent — Cycle C March 13, 2016 “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” (Jn 8:7b) Do you remember children on a playground chanting, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me?” Sticks and Stones In […]

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Lost and Found

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 03/11/2016

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Fourth Sunday of Lent — Cycle March 6, 2016 “But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.” (Lk 15:32) Lost and Found “Rejoice in the Lord always.” Family members accept, love, forgive each other. That’s what families do. […]

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Burning Bushes and Dying Trees

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 02/26/2016

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Third Sunday of Lent — Cycle C February 28, 2016 “Sir, leave it for this year, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it;” (LK 13: 8a) Burning Bushes and Dying Trees Burning Bushes With bare feet approach the living God of light. “I know what you are suffering; I hear your […]

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Mountain Mystics

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 02/17/2016

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Second Sunday of Lent — Cycle C February 21, 2016 Mountain Mystics Peter, James, and John, fishermen of the sea, climb Mt. Tabor. Jesus, Moses, and Elijah,                 men of God, show the glory of God as mountain mystics show intimate friends of the Father and the Son.   These lowly fishermen experienced transfiguration. How […]

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The Desert of Daily Temptations

by Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 02/12/2016

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First Sunday of Lent — Cycle C February 14, 2016 “When the devil had finished every temptation, he departed from him for a time.” (Lk 4:13) The Desert of Daily Temptations Jesus spent 40 days in the desert, tempted by the ancient serpent: -Pleasure, -Power, -Puffing up of Ego. Jesus took on humanity with all […]

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