Compassion

Modern Day Lepers

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 02/12/2018

in Ordinary Time

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 11, 2018 “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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Going Fishing

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 01/19/2018

in Ordinary Time

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time January 21, 2018 “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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Landlords and Rejects

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 09/22/2017

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A September 24, 2017 “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.” (Matthew 20:1) Landlords and Rejects Heavenly Father, you are heaven’s Landlord. Like the landowner in the parable, you begin your search at dawn. Who will work in my […]

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Temples of the Holy Spirit

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 05/19/2017

in Easter

Sixth Sunday of Easter–Cycle A May 21, 2017 “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:18) Temples of the Holy Spirit How many orphans do you know? Actually, the answer should be none. God, keeper of promises, will not leave us orphans. He will send us a helper, an Advocate. Advocate: […]

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Waiting, Waiting, Waiting

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 08/05/2016

in Ordinary Time, Uncategorized

Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C “You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” (Lk 12:40)  Advent time we wait for Jesus to arrive as our Savior. In this ordinary time we wait for Jesus to return. What are we doing in […]

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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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