Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 23, 2014

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Religion teachers and parents: In honor of the SAINTS, “Saintly Assignments” can be found under “Articles.” It offers a slew of ideas for saint-related activities.

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Mindful of Our Deceased Loved Ones

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 29, 2014

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At our parish in November, the month of the poor souls, we write the names of deceased loved ones in a book. This year there is a new twist. Our pastor invited us to bring pictures of our departed relatives and place them on the window sills of the church. The pictures will surround us, […]

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The Power of Little Things

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 22, 2014

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Once when I was in charge of the songs for a retreat Mass, things went very wrong. I came too late to begin the opening song, I started one song too high, and so on. After that fiasco, I sat in the chapel feeling ashamed and miserable. As the other sisters filed out, one of […]

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To Be a Saint or Saintly Sinner

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 15, 2014

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Since we are approaching the feast of the halloweds (the saints), I’ve been musing about sainthood. One of my favorite prayers as a teenager was, “O God Who art all powerful, make me a saint.” Some people exclaim, “I’m no saint,” yet we are all called to be saints. As French novelist Leon Bloy pointed […]

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The Rosary: Gospel on Beads

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 8, 2014

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This week I saw the rough sketches for my next book, which is about funny stories from Sisters of Notre Dame classrooms. I suggested that the artist add a large rosary to the drawing of a Sister and e-mailed this photo of the one I used to wear. Although the rosary no longer hangs from […]

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The Challenge of Spontaneous Prayer

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 1, 2014

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A Catholic convert from an evangelical tradition asked me this week, “Why don’t Catholics pray spontaneously?” This is a good question. My friend proposed that it was because no one taught us to offer personal prayers out loud. I wonder, though, how it happened that our Christian brothers and sisters find it so easy to […]

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God Speaks Through Nature, His Creation

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 24, 2014

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Now that the trees are about to burst in autumn glory, I thought the introduction to the first book I ever had published (Voices) would be appropriate. (It’s out of print now.) Here it is: Creators are mirrored in their creations, A song reflects the composer; a painter, the artist; a book the author. In […]

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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

August 27, 2014

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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