Advent

Mary Beyond Christmas

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/22/2017

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Fourth Sunday of Advent–Cycle B December 21, 2017 “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call him Jesus.” (Luke 1:31) Mary Beyond Christmas Look beyond the Christmas cave. See Mary in her fullness of grace. Fiat “May it be done to me according to your word.” Mary, did you […]

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Recognition

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/15/2017

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Third Sunday of Advent–Cycle B December 17, 2017 “…but there is one among you whom you do not recognize.” (John 1:26b) Recognition Who among us does not love to be recognized? When a stranger comes into a room, who among us doesn’t ask, “Who is that?” It was not different in bygone centuries. Priests, Levites, and […]

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A Prayer of Hope

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/04/2017

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First Sunday of Advent–Cycle B December 3, 2017 “Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down…” (Isaiah 63:19b) A Prayer of Hope Like an explosion of a volcano, our spirit explodes with desires and longings for your promised return. To satisfy these longings, we pray, “Oh, that you would rend the heavens and […]

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Hopeful Waiting With Mary

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald SND. on 11/27/2015

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First of Sunday of Advent — Cycle C November 29, 2015 “Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.”  (Lk 21:36) Hopeful Waiting With Mary   Why do we hope when events in our journey seem so hopeless? […]

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Mary Beyond Christmas

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 12/18/2014

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Fourth Sunday of Advent–Cycle B December 21, 2014 “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call him Jesus.” (Luke 1:31) Mary Beyond Christmas Look beyond the Christmas cave. See Mary in her fullness of grace. Fiat “May it be done to me according to your word.” Mary, did you […]

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Recognition

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 12/11/2014

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Third Sunday of Advent–Cycle B December 14, 2014 “…but there is one among you whom you do not recognize.” (John 1:26b) Recognition Who among us does not love to be recognized? When a stranger comes into a room, who among us doesn’t ask, “Who is that?” It was not different in bygone centuries. Priests, Levites, and […]

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