Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 23, 2014

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Voting for the cover of my book on angels is over. Thank you to all who voted. ACTA, the publisher of the book, decided to print the book with all three covers! That way people can choose the cover they wish. A unique experience! The Catholic Companion to the Angels is on Amazon.com (with one […]

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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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Praying to God like a Friend

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 16, 2014

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Usually when I’m on retreat as I walk around our province center property, I encounter beautiful works of creation like a blue heron or a deer resting in a field. This past week on the day of our retreat when we were to go outside and enjoy “God’s Playground,” I expected similar treats and hoped […]

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Song as Prayer

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 9, 2014

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At our July 4th Mass, we sang every verse of every song, something Catholics rarely do. It got me thinking about the major role song plays in our lives. I believe we are the only earthly creatures that can sing, not counting birds who each have their own sound (except for the mockingbird). Whale sounds […]

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Patience, a Virtue

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 2, 2014

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Perhaps you are familiar with the prayer “Lord, give me patience. Right now.” Recently when I complained about having to wait so long to hear whether or not a book was accepted by a publisher,* a friend commented, “All in God’s good time.” God’s time is really different from ours!  We Americans like things fast: […]

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