by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 07/05/2018

in Ordinary Time

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle C July 8, 2018 “Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary?…And they took offense at him.” (Mark 6:3) Misjudged Judged unjustly with no defense but Utter silence—lonely silence. Words spoken falsely, insincere words, Accusing—liar, liar! Words echoing, knocking at the walls Of sensitive, hurting conscience, Bouncing back with stinging volleying. […]

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Breath of God

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 05/18/2018

in Easter

Pentecost–Cycle B May 20, 2018 “Jesus breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit…the Spirit of truth, will guide you to all truth.’” (John 20:22b) Breath of God Child of God, breath of God, disciples of God are we. Baptism and Confirmation commission us to serve God and to serve others. Today, we will […]

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Shadows and Sonshine

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 03/09/2018

in Lent

Fourth Sunday Lent, Cycle B March 11, 2018 “But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done by God.” (John 3:21) Sunlight creates shadows. Lent is a time of soul searching and Stumbling in the shadows. Our lives are lived in a boxing ring, Ducking […]

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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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Transparency, Truthfulness and Trust

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 09/15/2016

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C “The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones;” (Lk 16: 10) Here in the United States our citizens are preparing for an election of a president. One word that we hear over the news networks is Transparency. Today’s Gospel story […]

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Humility – a Die Hard Virtue

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 08/25/2016

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C “For everyone who exults himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself shall be exulted.” (Lk 14:11) In the Bible the word humility appears thirty-four times. When I entered the convent the first virtue we were to examine and to live was humility. At that […]

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