Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on June 7, 2017

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CONTEST!!!  Be the 100th one to email me at kglavich@ndec.org and win a copy of my new book Praying on Empty. Need only put your name in the email. Good luck!  

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What Is After Death? Heaven? Hell? Oblivion?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on June 21, 2017

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Currently I’m working on a chapter about the afterlife. We people engrossed in the demands of this present life don’t tend to think about this topic until we come to a landmark birthday, someone we know dies, or a movie like The Mummy is released.  Then we wonder, Is this all there is? We Catholics […]

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What Is the Eucharist? Where We Feast on God Together

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on June 14, 2017

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In view of Sunday’s Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), an excerpt from my upcoming book, “I am going . . .” Reflections on the Last Words of the Saints is fitting: A teacher was taking her little ones to chapel to visit Jesus. As they passed classrooms, she […]

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How to Beat the Blahs: Banishing Bad Moods

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on June 7, 2017

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On some days we leap out of bed and say, “Good morning, Lord.” On other days we drag ourselves out from under the covers, muttering “Good Lord, it’s morning.” I think it’s a human condition that we encounter stretches in our life’s journey when we don’t feel like doing anything, going anywhere, or talking to […]

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To Be or Not to Be . . . a Saint

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on May 24, 2017

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This past week I was interviewed about saints for a podcast, so I thought I’d share some thoughts about them this week. I believe it was Leon Bloy who noted, “The only failure in life is not to be a saint.” A saint is someone who made it to heaven. Consider the alternative. Sometimes people […]

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The Labyrinth as Prayer

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on May 17, 2017

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Sometimes we are in a rut regarding our prayer. One remedy is to try out a new way of praying. A change might be just the thing to jumpstart a faltering spiritual life and renew our friendship with God. If you have never prayed with a labyrinth, you might explore this centuries-old prayer method, which […]

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Praying on Empty

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on May 10, 2017

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In  lieu of a Book Review this week and a regular post, here is the Introduction to my latest book . . . A fat mother groundhog lives in the backyard of my convent. The other day I glanced out my window and thought I saw her standing like a statue. But no. It was […]

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Spring Cleaning: House, Body, and Soul

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on May 3, 2017

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In just the past few days, the world outside my window has burst into bloom. A little tree filled with red blossoms is backed by a host of trees in various shades of green. The little azalea plant the mail carrier trods on when it’s snow-covered still has buds. A woodpecker hammers a telephone pole. […]

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Journeying with Jesus

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 26, 2017

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The first time I was to fly alone to Abu Dhabi to speak at a religious conference, I was rather frightened—petrified would be more accurate. It meant stopping in Chicago to switch to Etihad, the United Arab Emirates airline, flying over the ocean (daunting to a non-swimmer like me), and then counting on someone to […]

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Easter Symbols, Old and New

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 19, 2017

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The Easter season is fifty days long, affording us plenty of time to ponder this fantastic mystery of our faith: Jesus made it possible for us to live forever. We celebrate the death/rising phenomenon employing various symbols that point to new, abundant life: eggs, rabbits, lilies, the sun, spring. I’ve thought of a new Easter […]

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