by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 09/28/2016

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time ”And the apostles said to the Lord,’Lord increase our Faith” 11 (Lk 17: 5) Faith is a belief without proof. Where does faith originate? When did you receive the gift of religious faith? The song Faith of our Fathers came to my mind when I began the reflection on this […]

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Our Father

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 07/24/2016

in Ordinary Time

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C “Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples…When you pray, say…” Our Father Notice; Jesus says “Our” Father, not “my” Father. Blessed Baptism that made all of us children of God. Who art in heaven King of Kings, Lord of Lords of the heavenly […]

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Encountering Mercy

by webadmin on 03/31/2016

in Easter

Second Sunday of Easter — Cycle C April 3, 2016 “Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!” (Lk 17:13b) Encountering Mercy “Go show yourselves to the priest.”(Lk 17:14a) With this simple command Jesus shows mercy. With these words ten lepers no longer have this crippling disease.   “…the word of God is not chained.” (2 Tm: […]

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A Call to Repentance

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

in Ordinary Time

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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Who, Me? Yes, You

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/09/2014

in Christmas

Baptism of the Lord–Cycle A January 12, 2014 “Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.” (Matthew 3:13) Who, Me? Yes, You John baptizes with water for repentance. Jesus baptizes with the Holy Spirit. The Father adopts humanity as his children. The Spirit sets us on fire for […]

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Another Mary – Second Sunday of Advent, Cycle B

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 11/30/2011

in Advent

A Poem by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND “I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” Mark 1:8

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