Mary

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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Hostility or Hospitality

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

in Ordinary Time

Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C “Sir, if I may ask you this favor, please do not go past your servant.” (GN 18:3) (A Catholic Serendipity Bible For Personal and Small Group Study) In the Genesis reading Abraham sees a group of three men walking past his home. “Come in; come in so […]

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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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Hopeful Waiting With Mary

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald SND. on 11/27/2015

in Advent

First of Sunday of Advent — Cycle C November 29, 2015 “Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.”  (Lk 21:36) Hopeful Waiting With Mary   Why do we hope when events in our journey seem so hopeless? […]

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Mary Beyond Christmas

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 12/18/2014

in Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent–Cycle B December 21, 2014 “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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Mary, Mother of God

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 12/29/2011

in Feasts of Mary

A Prayer Poem by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND, for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, January 1, 2012 “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” (Luke 2:19)

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