John the Baptist

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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Dear John’s Advice Column

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald SND> on 12/09/2015

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Third Sunday of Advent — Cycle C December 13, 2015 “What then should we do?” (Lk 3: 10) Dear John’s Advice Column  2015 Dear John,                  What then should we do during this Advent season? Dear People of God,  I would say it is important to repent by: Having no anxiety, Sharing with the needy, […]

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A Call to Repentance

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/08/2015

in Ordinary Time

The Baptism and the Lord–Ordinary Time January 11, 2015 “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” (Mark 1:11) A Call to Repentance With John the Baptist we wonder, “Why?” Why would the Son of God ask John for the Baptism of Repentance? Since Baptism of the Spirit unites humanity to God, […]

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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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Who, Me? Yes, You

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/09/2014

in Christmas

Baptism of the Lord–Cycle A January 12, 2014 “Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.” (Matthew 3:13) Who, Me? Yes, You John baptizes with water for repentance. Jesus baptizes with the Holy Spirit. The Father adopts humanity as his children. The Spirit sets us on fire for […]

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A Voice—the Word

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 06/21/2012

in Feasts Celebrated on Sunday

He [Zechariah] asked for a tablet and wrote, “John is his name, and all were amazed.”   (Luke 1: 63) A Prayer Poem by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND for the Feast of the Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist June 24, 2012 Once meeting in their mother’s wombs, Now meeting at the waters […]

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