Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 23, 2014

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FLASH:  An autographed copy of The Fisherman’s Wife: The Gospel According to St. Peter’s Spouse is available by contacting me at kglavich@ndec.org.  Or send $20.00 to me at 4237 Bluestone Rd., South Euclid, OH 44121. Free shipping. See more about this book with a unique view of Jesus under the cover image in the sidebar.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe, Protector of the Unborn

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 17, 2014

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Continuing our focus on Mary this Advent, on this, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, I’m writing a post about her story. This should be of interest to all because under this title, the Blessed Mother is the patroness of the Americas, both north and south. In addition, she is relevant today when abortion […]

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Mary, A Consecrated Virgin

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 10, 2014

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The Year of Consecrated Life, which began on November 21, casts the spotlight on religious vocations, such as the calls to be a sister, brother, nun, monk, or priest. Consecration is the setting aside of persons (or objects) exclusively for God and divine service. The word is derived from the Latin for “to make sacred.” […]

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Advent, Time for Patient Waiting

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 3, 2014

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We’re in Advent, the season of waiting, waiting for God. We Americans don’t like to wait. We are frustrated by red lights, long lines at the checkout counter, and lengthy downloads. But as poet R.J. Thomas observed, “The meaning is in the waiting.” The Israelites waited centuries for salvation from Egypt and centuries for salvation […]

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Blessed Virgin Mary, an Advent Figure

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 26, 2014

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During Advent, Mary, John the Baptist, and Isaiah take center stage. Primarily we focus on Mary as we wait for Christmas, for she waited for nine months to welcome her son into the world that day. How well do you know your mother? Take this quiz and then check out the answers below. 1. Why […]

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Christ the King, My King

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 19, 2014

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Kings have gone out of style. Mostly we use the term king for a man who excels at something, for example, King James (LaBron) is a great basketball player and a prom king is the most popular boy in high school. Scroll back a few centuries and kings were powerful rulers of countries who made […]

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The Art of Listening . . . to Others and God

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 12, 2014

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Last week a workman was explaining a new carbon monoxide detector to me. When I said, “I don’t know where there’s another outlet,” he said, “You’re not listening. I said it doesn’t need one.” This made me wonder how many other times I wasn’t listening and what I was missing because of it. Usually when […]

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The Power of Memory

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 5, 2014

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The November issue of Smithsonian carries an article about two scientists who added a false frightening memory to a rat’s brain. The rat then reacted with fear although it was in a safe box. Having located the source of our memories promises to yield discoveries that will help with Alzheimer’s and PTSD. Imagine if memories […]

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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

October 15, 2014

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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