pain

Coming Out

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 04/03/2014

in Lent

Fifth Sunday of Lent–Lent April 6, 2014 Coming Out Jesus calls us as he called Lazarus. “Come out!” Too long have you cocooned yourself, have you lingered in the tomb of pain and suffering. Like Lazarus, Like a hidden butterfly in its chrysalis, it is time to burst the bonds, to unwind those binding cloths. […]

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Enkindling the Fire

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 01/22/2014

in Ordinary Time

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A January 19, 2014 Enkindling the Fire Called to enkindle fire, To show God’s face in the light, To blow to flame the ash, Of a people whose tears of pain extinquish the fire And crush their desire. Pain of me no medicine can reach, Unsure in me no one […]

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Compassionate Companion

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 02/02/2012

in Ordinary Time

A Prayer Poem by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald for  February 5, 2012 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B  “Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever.” (Mark 1:30) Compassionate living Originates in a quivering heart unafraid to Move close and sit with a Person full of pain. A close companion, but not lost in or overwhelmed […]

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