Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 21, 2015

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NEW BOOK: Making Prayer Part of Your Daily Life (Twenty-Third Publications) 32 pages, pocket-sized, $2.95. This is a selection from my larger book The Catholic Way to Pray.  

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Tapping into the Active Word of God

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 28, 2015

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Scripture says, “The Word of God is living and effective.” It speaks to us personally. In the terrific book The Greatest Reformer, a biography of Pope Francis, there is an incident that illustrates this. Shortly after Pope Francis was made pope, a few evangelical pastors he used to pray with in Argentina visited him. One […]

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Mottos and Brands as Guides for Spirituality

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 21, 2015

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Company brands, or slogans, identify their purpose and are used in publicity. They become familiar to us. What fast-food restaurant’s is “I’m lovin’ it”? What insurance company assures us that we are in good hands? What drugstore is on the corner of happy and healthy? Unless you never watch television, you probably know the answers […]

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Ordinary Time in the Church Year (or Extraordinary)

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 14, 2015

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According to the Church calendar, this is the first week in Ordinary Time. The weeks are referred to by ordinal numbers, which is why they are called ordinary. There are 34 of them. In the usual sense of the word ordinary, these weeks are not special seasons like Advent or Easter. But is any week […]

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Mysterious Match: An Epiphany or What?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 7, 2015

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  During my meditation time, I light a candle. One day the wick wouldn’t light. When the match burned my finger, I dropped it into the candle where it burned up, black and crisp. However, the tip flamed for the entire half hour. For about two weeks now, whenever I’ve lit that match, it burns, […]

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Gold from Kings, Gold from Us

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 31, 2014

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In keeping with the Christmas season, I’m continuing to share excerpts from my book Voices: Messages in Gospel Symbols. Chapter 2 is a meditation on gold: First among the three gifts the kings from the east present to Jesus is gold. Gold is the best they can offer. This most precious metal is a gift […]

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The Meaning of the Christmas Manger

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 24, 2014

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To celebrate Christmas, here are excerpts from the chapter “Manger” in my first published (and now out of print, alas) book Voices: Messages in Gospel Symbols. Jesus could have been born at home in Nazareth and placed in a wooden crib fashioned by his carpenter-father, Joseph. Instead, because he makes his appearance while his mother […]

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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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