Ordinary Time

Transparency, Truthfulness and Trust

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 09/15/2016

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Twenty-fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C “The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones;” (Lk 16: 10) Here in the United States our citizens are preparing for an election of a president. One word that we hear over the news networks is Transparency. Today’s Gospel story […]

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Lost and Found

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 09/09/2016

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Twenty-fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C “Rejoice with me because I have found my lost…” (Lk 15: 6b) We might wish to call this week’s reflection Parables Sunday. Jesus tells about losing things like: sheep, coins, and a lost son. The major message to his disciples is to realize the loving concern the […]

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Clearing Clutter

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 09/02/2016

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Twenty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C “…everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciples. [Lk 14:33] In today’s Gospel Jesus minces no words about the cost of discipleship. There are three challenges he makes to would be followers of his way. First, hating one’s family, the second […]

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Humility – a Die Hard Virtue

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 08/25/2016

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Twenty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C “For everyone who exults himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself shall be exulted.” (Lk 14:11) In the Bible the word humility appears thirty-four times. When I entered the convent the first virtue we were to examine and to live was humility. At that […]

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Open or Closed Doors

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 08/19/2016

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Twenty First Sunday of Ordinary Time Cycle — C “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.” (Lk 13:24) Ravi Zacharias writes, “We need to understand that Jesus is the door through which all must enter eternal life. There is no […]

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Torch Bearers

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 08/11/2016

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Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C  Jesus said, “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing.” (Lk 12:49) In his book, A Heart on Fire, James Kubicki, S.J. includes a story about Abba Lot who went to Abbot Joseph searching for a deeper love […]

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