Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 23, 2014

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News Flash:  I will be selling my books at the SND Chicken BBQ and Boutique Sunday, September 21 and 28. Come visit the Book Nook in the NDCL cafeteria!  My three new books will be featured, especially The Catholic Companion to the Angels. Religion teachers and parents: See two new articles under “Articles”: “27 Marian […]

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Memorization for Knowledge and Prayer

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 17, 2014

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What do you have committed to memory? Probably the ABCs, the multiplication tables, and at least a few of your passwords. Nowadays, when we can always consult the Internet for information, memorizing is sometimes viewed as outdated. Yet, our power to remember things is a boon. When I was a child, for each piano lesson […]

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Prayer for Lost Objects

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 10, 2014

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Last week I lost my good umbrella, the compact one that pops upon immediately when you press a button. I’ve had it for many years, and I miss it. This is not the most valuable thing I’ve lost. I suppose the umbrella is in a special universe “lost and found” room along with my mysteriously […]

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Birthday Gift Via the Bible

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 3, 2014

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We believe that God communicates with us through Sacred Scripture. His word, which is living and effective, can speak to us personally in many ways. When I was in the novitiate, one day the novice director explained that the Scripture readings for the Eucharist on our birthday contain a special message for us from God. […]

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Deny Yourself? A Disciple’s Requirement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 27, 2014

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This week I directed a Bible study on next Sunday’s readings. The Gospel passage, Matthew 16:21–27, includes statements that Jesus made about discipleship. Doing research on these gave me new insight into the meaning of “deny yourself.” I thought I’d share this with you. First some background. All the statements explain what it means to […]

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Mary’s Visitation in Honor of the Assumption

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 20, 2014

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On the feast of the Assumption, the Gospel was the Visitation. I thought it fitting to share the reflection I wrote for our SND Associates this year: Imagine suddenly becoming pregnant with the Messiah, the Savior of the World. What would you do afterwards? Any ordinary woman would probably seal herself in the house, taking […]

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Pope Francis’ Recipe for Happiness

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 13, 2014

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Bloggers sometimes invite others to write a “guest blog.” This week my blog is “written” by Pope Francis and consists of his ten secrets to happiness, which he gave during an interview. His items have been criticized for being too humanist (because they don’t refer to God) and too non-gospel (because one of them discourages […]

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Short Prayers for Everyday Spirituality

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 6, 2014

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When I entered the convent, a custom prompted us to think of God all day long. Every hour a bell rang over the PA, and we prayed a lengthy ” hour prayer.” This is no longer done, and it has never been done in regular homes as far as I know. Yet, we are still […]

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Speaking Up for Jesus’ Sake

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 30, 2014

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The oft-quoted advice of St. Francis is “Preach and if necessary use words.”  Sometimes words are very necessary, but we are reluctant to use them. The first time I was invited to speak to catechists at a national convention, I didn’t think I could do it. As an extreme introvert, I needed time to ponder […]

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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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