Ordinary Time

Modern Day Lepers

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 02/12/2015

in Ordinary Time

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 15, 2015 “If you wish, you can make me clean.” (Matthew 8:2) Modern Day Lepers “Have you ever met a leper?” Probably not. I mean a modern day leper, like lepers of old, banished from community, to dwell apart, declaring  to anyone who neared them, “unclean, unclean.” “Sure, most of […]

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W.W.J.D.

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 02/05/2015

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 8, 2015 “Everyone is looking for you.” (Mark 1:37) W.W.J.D. What would Jesus do in the circumstances of his daily life? We find the answer in Mark’s gospel. The mother-in-law of Peter was sick with a fever. What would Jesus do? With great compassion and love, Jesus cured her. She […]

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Hear–Listen–Ponder

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/29/2015

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 1, 2015 “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” (Hebrews 3:15) Hear–Listen–Ponder “Constant repetition carries conviction.”(Robert Collier) Don’t just hear—Listen. Don’t just listen—ponder the message. This is a fine New Year’s resolution. What I will discover is a solution? Where? Discover solutions in the Sunday Gospels. […]

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Going Fishing

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/22/2015

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time January 25, 2015 “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Mark 1:17b) Going Fishing What can fishing teach us about Evangelization? Lots. Let’s Learn. There are many types of fish in different oceans, lakes and seas. Not only is there a variety of fish, each person on […]

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R.S.V.P.

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/15/2015

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time January 18, 2015 “Come and you will see.” (John 1:38b) R.S.V.P. Dear Friends, You are cordially invited to attend the King’s Banquet. Christ the King Hear ye, hear ye, You are invited. Please respond. How many times the King has sent this invitation to you in surprises and disguises! Which […]

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A Call to Repentance

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/08/2015

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The Baptism and the Lord–Ordinary Time January 11, 2015 “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” (Mark 1:11) A Call to Repentance With John the Baptist we wonder, “Why?” Why would the Son of God ask John for the Baptism of Repentance? Since Baptism of the Spirit unites humanity to God, […]

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