Ordinary Time

Satisfied

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

in Ordinary Time

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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Soil and Soul Searching

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 07/10/2014

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A July 13, 2014 “But some seed fell on rich soil, produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirty-fold.” (Matthew 13:8b) Soil and Soul Searching Is your soil made of clay? An old and weathered rock Hard and not easily seeded Water bogged Perhaps your ways are hardened; and you suffer […]

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Burden or Blessing

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 07/03/2014

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A July 6, 2014 “My yoke is easy and my burden light.” (Matthew 11:30b) Burden or Blessing Not many would consider burdens as blessings, at least not at first. All carry burdens like beasts of burdens carry them. No one is exempt. We are all a “yoked humanity.” Oxen can […]

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Pillars of the Church

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 06/26/2014

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The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles–Cycle A June 29, 2014 “‘My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor my ways your ways,’ says the Lord.” (Isaiah 55:8-9) Pillars of the Church God’s way is not our way. What employer would have chosen the likes of Peter and Paul? Could any good come from either […]

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