Unity

Burden or Blessing

by webadmin on 06/23/2017

in Ordinary Time

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A June 25, 2017 “My yoke is easy and my burden light.” (Matthew 11:30b) Burden or Blessing Not many would consider burdens as blessings, at least not at first. All carry burdens like beasts of burdens carry them. No one is exempt. We are all a “yoked humanity.” Oxen can […]

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Pillars of the Church

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 06/16/2017

in Ordinary Time

The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles–Cycle A June 18, 2017 “‘My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor my ways your ways,’ says the Lord.” (Isaiah 55:8-9) Pillars of the Church God’s way is not our way. What employer would have chosen the likes of Peter and Paul? Could any good come from either […]

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Three in One

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 05/24/2016

in Feasts Celebrated on Sunday

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity Sunday — Cycle C May 22, 2016 “Holy Spirit, come and live in us; renew your people and all creation, Alleluia.” (Psalm 114) Three in One Mysterious are you, Holy Trinity. Revealed in acts of creation, redemption and inspiration, Abba, Father, Word made flesh, Spirit Breath of God, I […]

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The Green-eyed Monster Strikes Again

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 01/21/2016

in Ordinary Time

Third Sunday of ordinary time — Cycle C January 24, 2016 “Today is holy to the Lord: Do not be sad, do not weep” (Neh 8: 9a) “Why Worry? Be Happy,” was written in 1988. When I reflected upon the readings of this Sunday; this hit song popped into my mind along with these themes: […]

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Answering Antitheses

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 08/14/2014

in Ordinary Time

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A August 17, 2014 “Let it be done for you as you wish.” (Matthew 15:28a) Answering Antitheses The ways of humans are: Friends—Foreigners, Nation—Nations, Jesus—Paul, Israelites—Gentiles, Justice—Injustice, Obedience—Disobedience, and the result: wars, wars, wars and disunity. The ways of God are not like human ways. In the mind of God, […]

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Pillars of the Church

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 06/26/2014

in Ordinary Time

The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles–Cycle A June 29, 2014 “‘My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor my ways your ways,’ says the Lord.” (Isaiah 55:8-9) Pillars of the Church God’s way is not our way. What employer would have chosen the likes of Peter and Paul? Could any good come from either […]

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