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“Do you Hear Me Now?”

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 04/14/2016

in Easter

Fourth Sunday of Easter April 17, 2016 “My  sheep hear my voice,I know them and they follow me.” (Jn 10: 1) “Do you Hear Me Now?”   Abbot Boltwood told this story in one of his homilies. When a sheep strayed from the flock, the shepherd would search until the run-away was found. He would […]

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Burning Bushes and Dying Trees

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 02/26/2016

in Lent

Third Sunday of Lent — Cycle C February 28, 2016 “Sir, leave it for this year, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it;” (LK 13: 8a) Burning Bushes and Dying Trees Burning Bushes With bare feet approach the living God of light. “I know what you are suffering; I hear your […]

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Service: Lips or Hearts?

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 08/26/2015

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-second SOT Cycle-B Blog “This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”            (Is 29:13) Service: Lips or Hearts? Jesus quotes Isaiah to describe the church leaders of his time. W.J. Bryan quotes the idea this way: “Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to […]

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Going Fishing

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/22/2015

in Ordinary Time

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time January 25, 2015 “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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Throne of Mercy

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 04/24/2014

in Easter

Sunday of Divine Mercy–Easter April 27, 2014 “A man has no greater love than the lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) Throne of Mercy Cross of Calvary is the Divine Throne of Mercy. Christ from the cross pleads, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” Good Friday, Christ’s death […]

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Jailer or Evangelizer

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/23/2014

in Ordinary Time

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A January 26, 2014 “When he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee.” (Matthew 4:12) Jailer or Evangelizer Who have you been imprisoned by lately: …Your silence, …Your words, …Your actions, …Your omissions? Not everyone is jailed like the Baptist. Yet, so many feel imprisoned! By whom? […]

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