Jesus Book

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 11, 2015

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Questions for reflection/discussion on The Catholic Companion to Jesus are under “Articles.”

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Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 30, 2015

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NEWS FLASH: My new book, Why Is Jesus in the Microwave? is published—a joy-filled book just in time for Easter! It is a collection of 369 funny (some say hilarious) anecdotes from the classrooms of the Sisters of Notre Dame. Find it in my bookstore under the category “Fun” or contact me personally.  

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Happiness Tips for When You’re Blue

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 15, 2015

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On the news this week it was reported that 11% of Americans were on anti-depressants. That’s sad! We were made to be happy, and we wish it for others, saying “Happy Easter, Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas.”  Why aren’t so many of us happy? Of course, we can blame the theological reason: original sin that stole […]

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Tearing the Veil before God’s Presence

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 8, 2015

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A woman attending my Bible study commented that she never knew the meaning of the veil of the sanctuary being torn at the crucifixion. The next Sunday, our pastor began his homily speaking of this veil. In the Jewish temple there was a veil separating the rest of the space from the Holy of Holies, […]

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Dying to Rise: Reflections

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 1, 2015

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My weekly post straddles Holy Week and Easter Week, so I pondered whether to focus on the passion and death of Jesus or his resurrection. Then it occurred to me that I should cover both. After all, these paschal mysteries are intimately related. It was only by suffering and dying that Jesus was able to […]

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Making Mistakes, the Human Condition

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 25, 2015

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If you’re like me, you hate making mistakes. I like to think I’m perfect, and doing a foolish thing punctures my ego. It’s bad enough when I’m the only one who knows about it, but worse when others witness or hear about it. What pops into my mind is the day I was making cheese […]

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Five Ways to Show Mercy

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 18, 2015

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Pope Francis has just declared an Extraordinary Jubilee Year: a Year of Mercy, which will begin on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception this year. We have witnessed and been fascinated by this pope’s numerous acts of mercy as he reaches out to the neediest of God’s people. Of course, the greatest act of mercy […]

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Catholic Interviews: Stephen Colbert’s, Mine, and Yours

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 11, 2015

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Last week on the Internet I saw James Martin, S.J., interviewing Stephen Colbert, who is Catholic. Fr. Martin asked the following four questions. Colbert’s answers follow. For fun I answered the questions too. I wonder if Colbert was prepared in advance. It took me awhile to think of my responses. My answers are in parentheses. […]

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Listening and Looking during Lent

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 4, 2015

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My friend Sister Mary John Paul wrote an intriguing and thought-provoking article for our Associate newsletter. She let me share it here. Coincidentally (?) it echoes the theme of a book I’m reading now called Becoming Beholders. The book develops the idea that everything, person, and occasion can be a channel of grace, a sacrament. […]

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Lessons from Snow: A Mixed Blessing

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 25, 2015

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Now that Boston is buried under more than 100 inches of snow and my Cleveland driveway is coated with it yet again, I decided to reflect on snow. A good snowfall is one human experience that Jesus never had since he lived in a desert climate. The most he probably ever knew of snow was […]

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