Peace

Calm and Tranquility

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 04/12/2018

in Easter

Third Sunday of Easter–Cycle B April 19, 2018 “Peace be to you.” (Luke 24:36b) “Why are you troubled?” (Luke 24:38a) Calm and Tranquility Peace is like a seed that sows charity. In your peace garden, flowers of love and compassion spring up in warmth and light. Love and compassion in turn give glory to God by building […]

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Recognition

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/15/2017

in Advent

Third Sunday of Advent–Cycle B December 17, 2017 “…but there is one among you whom you do not recognize.” (John 1:26b) Recognition Who among us does not love to be recognized? When a stranger comes into a room, who among us doesn’t ask, “Who is that?” It was not different in bygone centuries. Priests, Levites, and […]

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You

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/08/2017

in Advent

Second Sunday 10 of Advent–Cycle B December 10, 2017 “Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; she/he will prepare your way.” (Isaiah 40:3) You Who are the voices today crying out in our wastelands? Who are they who comfort and speak tenderly? Who are the shepherds gathering, feeding and caring for their flocks? […]

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Pentecost Advocate

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 06/02/2017

in Easter

Pentecost Sunday–Cycle A June 4 , 2017 “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always.” (John 15:16) Pentecost Advocate Promised Advocate descend from heaven like flames of fire. Enter our hearts and set them ablaze. Never again will you leave us orphaned. Tell us what […]

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Wait-Watch-Wonder

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 11/25/2016

in Advent

First Sunday of Advent “…you must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” (Mt 24:44) Wait-Watch-Wonder For what do you wait? For what do you look as you wait and wonder? As you ponder these questions …Be aware, …Be alert, …Be awake. There is a longing […]

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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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