Faith

Loyalty

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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Open or Closed Doors

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 08/19/2016

in Ordinary Time

Twenty First Sunday of Ordinary Time Cycle — C “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.” (Lk 13:24) Ravi Zacharias writes, “We need to understand that Jesus is the door through which all must enter eternal life. There is no […]

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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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Hopeful Waiting With Mary

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

in Advent

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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A Sick Woman and a Dead Girl

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 06/25/2015

in Ordinary Time

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle C June 28, 2015 “Who touched my clothes?” (Mark 5:30) A Sick Woman and a Dead Girl A Sick Daughter One of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus, fell at the feet of Jesus. “My little daughter is dying.” “Come and lay your hands on her.” (Mark 5:22-23) Jesus and some […]

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Weathering Soul Storms

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 06/18/2015

in Ordinary Time

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle C June 21, 2015 “Teacher do you not care that we are perishing?” “Why are you terrified?” (Mark 4:38b, 4:40) Weathering Soul Storms   What or who is terrifying you? In the chaotic days of our soul storms, many things or persons bring fear to us. Fear of: God, death, failure, […]

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