Faith

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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Answering Antitheses

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 08/14/2014

in Ordinary Time

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A August 17, 2014 “Let it be done for you as you wish.” (Matthew 15:28a) Answering Antitheses The ways of humans are: Friends—Foreigners, Nation—Nations, Jesus—Paul, Israelites—Gentiles, Justice—Injustice, Obedience—Disobedience, and the result: wars, wars, wars and disunity. The ways of God are not like human ways. In the mind of God, […]

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Signs

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 08/02/2012

in Ordinary Time

“This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent.” (John 6:29) Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle B August 5, 2012 How does one obtain gifts from God? Is it by signs and wonders? “Give us a sign,” the unconvinced crowd challenged. Jesus gave them: …no sign, …no new work to […]

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Covenant of Faith

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 06/26/2012

in Ordinary Time

Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe. John 20:29 Prayer Poem for the Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time by Sister Juliemarie McDonald, SND July 1, 2012

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The Vinedresser

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 05/03/2012

in Easter

Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit. (John 15:1-2) Prayer Poem by Sister Juliemarie McDonald, SND for the 5th Sunday […]

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