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Revisiting “The Peace Prayer”

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 10/31/2017

in Ordinary Time

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A October 29, 2017 “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind… You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37, 39) Revisiting “The Peace Prayer” Bringing peace to yourself and to the world begins with you. All are […]

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Soil and Soul Searching

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 07/12/2017

in Ordinary Time

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A July 16, 2017 “But some seed fell on rich soil, produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirty-fold.” (Matthew 13:8b) Soil and Soul Searching Is your soil made of clay? An old and weathered rock Hard and not easily seeded Water bogged Perhaps your ways are hardened; and you suffer […]

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Walking with Strangers

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 04/28/2017

in Easter

Third Sunday of Easter–Cycle A April 30, 2017 “Jesus himself drew near and walked with them.” (Luke 24:15b) Walking with Strangers Search your hearts for Truth that sets you free. Whom do you not Recognize on your Emmaus Road encounters? All are made in God’s image. Never walk past a stranger in need. Graciously grant […]

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Rocking Chair Worriers

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 02/24/2017

in Ordinary Time

February 26, 2017 – Eigth Sunday of Ordinary Time “Don’t worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will take of itself.” {Mt. 6:34a”) Rocking Chair Worriers Sometimes we sit in a rocking chair rocking back and forth, back and fort h. Maybe minds are rocking chairs, back and forth worrying, past and future, ancient ages or futuristic fantasies, […]

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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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The Litany of Name Calling

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 06/17/2016

in Ordinary Time

The Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle C blog “But who do you say that I am?” (Lk 9:20)             Throughout the ages, our God has been known by many different names. In this week’s gospel Peter answered Jesus question by saying, “You are the Christ of God.” People who lived at Jesus’ time really […]

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