Trust

Human Hungers

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 07/31/2015

in Ordinary Time

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle B August 2, 2015 “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” (John 6:35) Human Hungers “I am the bread of life.” (John 6:48) Human hungers include the whole body, mind and spirit. For what does Our […]

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Weathering Soul Storms

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 06/18/2015

in Ordinary Time

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle C June 21, 2015 “Teacher do you not care that we are perishing?” “Why are you terrified?” (Mark 4:38b, 4:40) Weathering Soul Storms   What or who is terrifying you? In the chaotic days of our soul storms, many things or persons bring fear to us. Fear of: God, death, failure, […]

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Ideal Family Life

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 12/25/2014

in Christmas

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph–Christmas & Epiphany December 28, 2014 “Whoever reveres his father will love a long life; he who obeys his father brings comfort to his mother.” (Sirach 3:1) Ideal Family Life Joseph, head of the household, Mary, heart of their home, Jesus, the obedient Son, Ideal model for families. […]

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Greater Things

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 05/15/2014

in Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter–Cycle A May 18, 2014 “The person who trusts me will not only do what I’m doing, but even greater things, because I, on my way to the Father, am giving you the same work to do that I have been doing.” (The Message, E. H. Peterson, p. 1738, John 14:12) Greater Things […]

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Rocking Chair Worriers

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 02/27/2014

in Ordinary Time

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A March 2, 2014 “Don’t worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will take care of itself.” (Matthew 6:34a) Rocking Chair Worriers Sometimes we sit in a rocking chair rocking back and forth, back and forth. Maybe minds are rocking chairs, back and forth worrying, past and future, ancient ages or futuristic fantasies, […]

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Discipleship

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 11/08/2012

in Ordinary Time

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time—Cycle B November 11, 2012 “They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers.” (Mark 12:40) Discipleship The master sat down opposite the treasury watching people put money in the coffer. …a lesson ready to be taught. Discipleship—scribes or widows—a choice. Scribes, …long robes, …hanging tassels, …honor […]

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