Blindness

Recognition

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

in Advent

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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Sticks and Stones

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 03/11/2016

in Lent

Fifth Sunday of Lent — Cycle C March 13, 2016 “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” (Jn 8:7b) Do you remember children on a playground chanting, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me?” Sticks and Stones In […]

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In Sight

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald SND. on 10/22/2015

in Ordinary Time

Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle B  October 25, 2015 “What do you want me to do for you?” “Master, I want to see.” (Mk 10: 51) In Sight  “I am not blind,” you say. Of course you can’t see this kind of blindness, but perhaps, nearly all of us are interiorly blind. Maybe […]

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Recognition

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

in Advent

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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Masks and Blindfolds: A Letter to the Divine Physician

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 03/27/2014

in Lent

Fourth Sunday of Lent–Lent March 30, 2014 Masks and Blindfolds: A Letter to the Divine Physician Dear Divine Physician of Souls, Minds and Bodies, Thank you for removing my masks and blindfolds. At first, the light was blinding and I groped for sunglasses. Why it took so long for me to reach this point in […]

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Blind Beggars

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 10/25/2012

in Ordinary Time

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle B October 28, 2012 “Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you… What do you want me to do for you?… Master, I want to see.” (Mark 10:49b, 51b) Blind Beggars Learn these lessons from the gospel’s blind beggar. Be bold. Be persistent. Be specific. Be ready. Be eager to […]

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