Mary Beyond Christmas

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/22/2017

in Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent–Cycle B December 21, 2017 “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call him Jesus.” (Luke 1:31) Mary Beyond Christmas Look beyond the Christmas cave. See Mary in her fullness of grace. Fiat “May it be done to me according to your word.” Mary, did you […]

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Vineyard of Heavenly Fruits

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 10/06/2017

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A October 8, 2017 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if anything is worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8) Vineyard of Heavenly Fruits Vintage time of […]

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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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The Tax Collector

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 10/28/2016

in Ordinary Time

Thirty First Sunday of Ordinary Time ”Today salvation is yours.” “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.” (Lk 19: 9-10) Have you ever experienced “being up tree?” Creating this acrostic poem is how I felt this week. After reading and praying for a week, and I still didn’t […]

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Moms to the Rescue

by Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 01/21/2016

in Ordinary Time

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C January 17, 2016 “Do whatever he tells you.” (Jn 2: 5b) Moms to the Rescue I believe Moms have built-in radars. Somehow noise or quiet turns on an inward switch. It’s either “tone it down” or “what are you up to?”   Then it is “Moms to […]

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What Did You Go Out Into The Desert To See?

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 01/07/2016

in Feasts Celebrated on Sunday

Baptism of Jesus — Cycle C January 10, 2016 “Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way before you.”(Mt 11: 10) What Did You Go Out Into The Desert To See?   John the Baptist was a desert dweller. His was the Baptism of Repentance. Highly honored was he by […]

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