Ordinary Time

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by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 08/21/2014

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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A August 24, 2014 “He was not telling them to beware of the leaven of bread, but the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” (Matthew 16:12b) Opinions “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”(Matthew 16:13b) “John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah or one of the great prophets,” responded the simple […]

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Answering Antitheses

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 08/14/2014

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A August 17, 2014 “Let it be done for you as you wish.” (Matthew 15:28a) Answering Antitheses The ways of humans are: Friends—Foreigners, Nation—Nations, Jesus—Paul, Israelites—Gentiles, Justice—Injustice, Obedience—Disobedience, and the result: wars, wars, wars and disunity. The ways of God are not like human ways. In the mind of God, […]

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Doubters

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 08/07/2014

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A August 10, 2014 “O, you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:31b)     Doubters Language is filled with doubt words: …if only…uncertain …perhaps…distrust …maybe + any others you find your self using daily. We, like Peter, at times, try to walk on water. Sometimes, water is called thin ice. […]

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Satisfied

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 07/31/2014

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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A August 3, 2014 “Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.” (Matthew 14:19)     Satisfied Seeking solace, Jesus steals away for solitude. Searching crowds follow. […]

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Sole and Soul Wealth

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 07/24/2014

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A July 27, 2014 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.” (Matthew 13:45-46)     Sole and Soul Wealth What I offer to God and God offers to […]

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Weeds and Wheat

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 07/18/2014

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A July 20, 2014 “While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off.” (Matthew 13:25)     Weeds and Wheat Usually, we close our eyes and sleep when the sun goes down bringing darkness. There are other kinds of darkness. “I haven’t got […]

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