Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 16, 2018

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Come to our Notre Dame BBQ at NDCL Sept. 30, 12-5:00. I’ll be at the Book Nook.  

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Strange Origins of Expressions and Customs

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 19, 2018

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I’ve always been fascinated by words—a useful trait for a writer. A friend emailed the following roots of common sayings that you might enjoy knowing as I did. Next week I plan to write about sayings that originated in Scripture. There is an old hotel/pub in Marble Arch, London, which used to have a gallows […]

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Kindness Is Contagious

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 12, 2018

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Three times this week kindness has been the topic of a homily I heard or a reflection I read. I’m taking this as a sign that I should write about it. Besides, the world sorely needs this virtue today. My community has created the decal pictured here to promote kindness. Aristotle defined kindness: “Helpfulness towards […]

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Lessons from Trees

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 5, 2018

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I said to the almond tree, “Sister, speak to me of God.” And the almond tree blossomed. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis My new home, an apartment on Pine Grove Trail, faces east, and the view is the lovely pine forest—a place I’ve always considered sacred. Lately I’ve been hearing a great deal about trees: how they […]

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We Propose, God Disposes

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 22, 2018

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Celebrating my 50th jubilee was an opportunity to review my life. One thing that stood out was how it didn’t go as I had planned. Yes, I always dreamed of being a teacher, but not a teaching Sister. Then I decided I would teach freshmen English at my high school, Notre Dame Academy, all my […]

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Communities: From the Trinity to Us

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 8, 2018

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In a few days, I will be moving to an apartment building where I will live with about forty Sisters of Notre Dame and a growing number of laypeople. We will form a community that will be a new experience for me. I’ve lived with large and small groups of Sisters, I’ve lived alone, and […]

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Precious Gift of Your Life

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 25, 2018

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Today I came across this short talk on my computer. I forgot where I gave it. May you will find it inspiring: You’ve probably seen photos from the Hubble telescope that show the galaxy Andromeda, the one closest to us. It makes you dizzy. There are billions of stars in it. Beyond that there are […]

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Clutter in Home and Heart: Confessions of a Hoarder

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 18, 2018

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In Sunday’s Gospel we heard Jesus tell his disciples to take nothing for their journey but a walking stick, sandals, and ONE tunic! The homily was about eliminating clutter. This came at an opportune time for me as I pack up my house and office to move. What a lot of stuff I accumulated in […]

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Vacation

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 4, 2018

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Dear Friends, I’m on “vacation” from blogging for the next two weeks while I pack up to move to Chardon, celebrate my 50th jubilee as a Sister of Notre Dame, and finish up some writing projects.  Kindly choose one of the previous posts for a reflection today!

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What? Me Worry?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on June 27, 2018

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One day I was flying home after a devastating meeting with a publisher. My aisle seat was between two young men who were friends. I offered to switch places, but they told me to stay put, and they involved me in their conversation. At one point I shared with them that it had been a […]

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