Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 19, 2013

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The prologue to my new book, The Fisherman’s Wife: The Gospel According to St. Peter’s Spouse, can be found under “Articles” on this site. This book now has its very own Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/St.PetersSpouse

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Reactions to Resurrection

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 19, 2014

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NOTE:  Due to a glitch, this was posted early and shortened the time of the previous reflection. I’m keeping it up another week for those who would miss it or the last one. After all, the Easter Season lasts fifty days! ***** Many people played a part in the Passion story. Some were heroes, some […]

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Life Lesson from St. Clare

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 16, 2014

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In this week when we ponder the eternal life won for us, I thought I’d share thoughts about our precious earthly life from a page in a book I’m currently writing:  Saint Clare guided by St. Francis, founded the first Franciscan community for women. Today at the Poor Clare monastery in Assisi, visitors can view […]

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Malaysian Plane, a Double Mystery

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 9, 2014

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So far no one on earth can explain what happened to the Malaysian plane that disappeared somewhere over the ocean. This horrifying occurrence may forever remain a mystery. The shocking, sudden deaths of 239 people poses a greater mystery: why would God allow this to happen? I’m writing this on the feastday of St. Julie […]

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Prayer with Five Senses

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 2, 2014

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The other day as I prayed the Liturgy of the Hours, at the line “God himself will set me free from the hunter’s snare” suddenly I imagined myself in the woods with my foot caught in the sharp jaws of a trap. I felt the pain and the desperation. “Hmm,” I thought. “This is how […]

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God’s Presence Everywhere All the Time

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 26, 2014

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Remember the joke about the little boy who was afraid to get the broom out of the dark closet for his mom? She assured him, “Don’t be afraid. God is everywhere.” So the little boy cracked open the closet door a little and called in, “Hey, God, would you hand me the broom!” Catholic Vitamins […]

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Tapping into Gifts

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 19, 2014

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For years, decades actually, I’ve been trying to learn Spanish. One discouraging drawback is that I couldn’t roll my “r’s.” Nothing I was told or read on the Internet helped. Then last week, without even giving it a thought, I pronounced the word for “guitar,” and the “r’s” rolled! It was not at all how […]

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Thank God for Light!

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 12, 2014

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Now that spring is approaching, the days are growing longer. Hooray! No more getting up and going to church in the dark. The Gospel of John opens by calling Jesus the light of the human race. Jesus identifies himself as the light of the world. I can see why. The other night I was driving […]

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Ash Wednesday and Evangelization

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 5, 2014

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A mom once told me that her four-year-old came home from school on Ash Wednesday with ashes on his forehead. When she asked, “Who gave them to you?” he said, “God.” “And what did God look like?” she asked. “Well, he wore a purple dress and had white hair,” the boy responded. Ash Wednesday and […]

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God of Surprises

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 26, 2014

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Long ago a woman sent me a letter in which she shared a thought-provoking experience. She said that one day in church she was overcome with sadness and began to cry. To her distress, she discovered that she didn’t have a single tissue with her. She turned to the woman seated beside her, a stranger, […]

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Bearing Wrongs as a Work of Mercy

February 19, 2014

Every so often something you’ve heard a hundred times strikes you as never before. This happened to me last Sunday during a homily. The priest was naming the works of mercy. When, in listing the spiritual works, he said, “Bear wrongs patiently,” I took notice. “That’s an odd work of mercy,” I thought. On reflecting […]

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