Lent

Transfiguration Means Change

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 02/26/2015

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Second Sunday of Lent–Cycle B March 1, 2015 “And his clothes became dazzling white…” (Mark 9:3) Transfiguration Means Change It is time to: Renew, renovate, refurbish, modernize, streamline, bring up to date, revamp, recast, revise, rehash, refresh, reinvigorate, rejuvenate, restore, resurrect, innovate. Old: is known like the back of your hand, is as comfortable as […]

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Welcome to the Wilderness

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 02/19/2015

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First Sunday of Lent–Cycle B February 22, 2015 “He was in the wilderness…tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.” (Mark 1:12-13) Welcome to the Wilderness Wilderness is a school for discernment. In silence, we silent our outer and inner voices to welcome the voices of Spirit […]

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Swords into Sheaths

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 04/10/2014

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Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion–Lent April 13, 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 04/03/2014

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Fifth Sunday of Lent–Lent April 6, 2014 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 03/27/2014

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Fourth Sunday of Lent–Lent March 30, 2014 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 03/20/2014

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Third Sunday of Lent–Lent March 23, 2014 “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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