Ordinary Time

Burden or Blessing

by webadmin on 06/23/2017

in Ordinary Time

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A June 25, 2017 “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 06/16/2017

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The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles–Cycle A June 18, 2017 “‘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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Body of Christ

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 06/15/2017

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Solemnity of Corpus Christi — Cycle A June 15, 2017 Body of Christ Walking Tabernacles of the Divine, Body of Christ are we. Our hands, our feet, our hearts are his. Like him, we are missioned to spread the Good News. God is not dead. He lives and move and has his being in each […]

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Paradoxical Godhead

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 06/09/2017

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity–Cycle A June 11, 2017 “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) Paradoxical Godhead (This poem is created from a reflection on the Trinity by Gregory Nazianzen (329-389) found in […]

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Rocking Chair Worriers

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 02/24/2017

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February 26, 2017 – Eigth Sunday of Ordinary Time “Don’t worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will take of itself.” {Mt. 6:34a”) Rocking Chair Worriers Sometimes we sit in a rocking chair rocking back and forth, back and fort h. Maybe minds are rocking chairs, back and forth worrying, past and future, ancient ages or futuristic fantasies, […]

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Surrender To Non-Violence

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 02/19/2017

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February 19, 2017 – Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time ” But I say to  you, offer no resistance to  one who is evil”   (Mt  5:39a) Surrender to Non-Violence Offer No resistance, No revenge, No retaliation. Rather, Surrender, Yield, Submit. Break bonds of violence. “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole […]

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