by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 07/02/2015

in Ordinary Time

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle C July 5, 2015 “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 05/21/2015

in Easter

Pentecost–Cycle B May 24, 2015 “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 Sunshine

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 03/12/2015

in Lent

Fourth Sunday of Lent–Cycle B March 15, 2015 “But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done by God.” (John 3:21) Shadows and Sunshine Sunlight creates shadows. Lent is a time of soul searching and stumbling in the shadows. Our lives are lived in a boxing […]

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by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 12/04/2014

in Advent

Second Sunday of Advent–Cycle B December 7, 2014 “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? Where […]

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by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 10/16/2014

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A October 19, 2014 Hypocrites Flattery got them nowhere. Though the Pharisees honored Jesus with their words, their hearts were closed to his words of wisdom. You are a truthful man. You teach truth. You are not concerned about other’s opinions. You find no meaning in the status-quo. Beware of […]

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Kingships and Kingdoms

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 11/22/2012

in Ordinary Time

Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle B The Solemnity of Christ the King November 25, 2012 “You say that I am a king. For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.” (John 18:37a) Kingships and Kingdoms “The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.” (Psalm […]

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