Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 23, 2014

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ACTA, the publisher of my book on angels couldn’t decide on a cover. You can help by voting your choice.  Please click Read More for the link.

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Angels, Guardian Angels, Seraphim, Cherubim and Other Holy Spirits

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 23, 2014

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This week my new book, The Catholic Companion to Angels, will be out. In honor of the occasion, for my blog I am posting the introduction to the book: A Catholic women’s group once invited me to give a talk on angels. My first reaction was, Why angels when there are far weightier topics the […]

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Praying to God like a Friend

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 16, 2014

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Usually when I’m on retreat as I walk around our province center property, I encounter beautiful works of creation like a blue heron or a deer resting in a field. This past week on the day of our retreat when we were to go outside and enjoy “God’s Playground,” I expected similar treats and hoped […]

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Song as Prayer

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 9, 2014

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At our July 4th Mass, we sang every verse of every song, something Catholics rarely do. It got me thinking about the major role song plays in our lives. I believe we are the only earthly creatures that can sing, not counting birds who each have their own sound (except for the mockingbird). Whale sounds […]

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Patience, a Virtue

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 2, 2014

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Perhaps you are familiar with the prayer “Lord, give me patience. Right now.” Recently when I complained about having to wait so long to hear whether or not a book was accepted by a publisher,* a friend commented, “All in God’s good time.” God’s time is really different from ours!  We Americans like things fast: […]

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Bad Luck, Good Luck, Redemption

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on June 25, 2014

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This week I learned a new word, eucatastrophe. J. R. R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings, coined it for a calamity in a story that turns out to be something good. It reminded me of a story that Sister Mary St. Jude used to tell: One day, a farmer’s old horse […]

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God the All-Generous and Prodigal

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on June 18, 2014

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The news last week carried the story that scientists discovered an ocean 400 miles below the earth’s surface that has about three times the amount of water as the oceans we know. Here we are combing space for a planet that has water and so can bear life, and our little Earth has a superabundance […]

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Saints Teach Friendship

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on June 11, 2014

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In a recent Sunday Parade magazine there was an article about two young men who were best friends. One died fighting in Afghanistan and the other in Iraq. Their families had the two friends buried side by side in Arlington Cemetery. Similarly, Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman asked to be buried in the same grave […]

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No Bed of Roses for Saints

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on June 4, 2014

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Writing a book on saints, I’ve come to realize how much they have suffered. You would think that a person who lived a good life and loved God would be blessed with a peaceful, easy life. So often this wasn’t the case. Instead of enjoying a charmed life, saints endured conflict, criticism, persecution, not to […]

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Saints, Human Like Us

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on May 28, 2014

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What is your concept of a saint? Do you think of someone pale and sickly, serious (if not downright grim), dressed in religious garb and living in caves or on clouds? Actually the saints had their feet on the ground. They were not all angels, although angels are included in the term “saints.” Saints were […]

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