suffering

Catcher of Tears

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 12/02/2016

in Advent

Second Sunday of Advent “Produce good fruit as evidence of your repentance.” [Mt  3:8] Catcher of Tears Broken, wounded, unhealed, yet I Resist your call to grace and growth. “Some Other time, God. Not now! Let me weep.” Kind God, catcher of my tears, when I pleaded with you, “Enough, enough! No more, Lord. Healing […]

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Joy to the World

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 04/17/2014

in Easter

The Resurrection of the Lord–Easter  April 20, 2014 Joy to the World Joy to the world Rang out at the end of Advent For the Lord had come. Joy to the world Rings out once more For the Lord has risen! Both seasons, Advent and Lent Called us to patience and waiting. Hope filled our […]

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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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Catcher of Tears

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 12/05/2013

in Advent

Second Sunday of Advent–Cycle A December 8, 2013 “Produce good fruit as evidence of your repentance.” (Matthew 3:8) Catcher of Tears Broken, wounded, unhealed, yet I Resist your call to grace and growth. “Some Other time, God. Not now! Let me weep.” Kind God, catcher of my tears, when I pleaded with you, “Enough, enough! […]

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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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