In Praise of Praise, Part 1

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 13, 2019

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Years ago I wrote the article “In Praise of Praise” that was published in the Catholic Digest. It still holds true today. Because it is quite long, I will post it in two parts . . . Mollie was the sunshine on our faculty. She had the gift of creating joy wherever she went. If […]

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Mindfulness, Being in the Present Moment

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 6, 2019

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Recently a friend said that mindfulness is helping her through a grieving process. Mindfulness is living fully aware of the present moment: who we are, what are we feeling, and what is happening right now. Rooted in Buddhism, mindfulness is gaining in popularity today. Often we dwell on things of the past. Remembering and cherishing […]

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Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 10, 2019

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Enjoy a beautiful fall!

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Vocation: Opening Ears to the Call

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 30, 2019

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National Vocation Awareness Week is November 3-9. As a former vocation director for my community and for the Diocese of Cleveland, I can attest that promoting vocations is hard work! But it doesn’t depend on individuals who do it as a full-time ministry. Parishes can be powerhouses for stirring up vocations. I’ve just read a […]

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The Rosary: Prayer Power

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 23, 2019

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My nephew Andy recently brought me a gift from Guatemala: the most beautiful rosary I’ve ever seen, the blue one pictured here. As its name implies, the rosary is a prayer comparable to offering Our Blessed Mother a garland of roses. Since we are in October, the month of the rosary, I offer you some […]

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Columbus, Washington, and Democracy

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 16, 2019

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Today is Columbus Day, and last week I spent touring Washington, D.C., and Virginia with a group. The experience left me with a thirst to learn more about American history and a gave me a renewed appreciation for our democracy. My brain is on overload now with information about our history. I think it’s fitting […]

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Posts in Review

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 9, 2019

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This week I will be touring Washington, D.C., and Williamsburg, VA, with a parish group. So I am also taking a vacation from blogging. Please find a previous post that piques your interest and read it! In the meantime, I will be praying for our country’s government. You might too.

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Simple Pleasures

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 3, 2019

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In the gardening basket that I won in a raffle, was a plaque with the message “Enjoy simple pleasures.” It prompted me to think of little things that give me satisfaction and joy. Each weekend I play the piano for residents of the Village where I live. This past Saturday Mary came for the first […]

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Blessings, Bless, and Blessed

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 25, 2019

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During Mass the other day, it struck me that twice we say, “Blessed be God for ever,” during the Offertory after the priest says, “Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation.” The word bless is a chameleon word. As in the case just mentioned, it can mean give praise and adoration to God in […]

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Seeing God in Everything and Reiki

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 18, 2019

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A number of things happened recently to provide me with a topic for this post. Yesterday I went to the eye doctor to get “piano glasses,” which will let me see the notes without tilting my head back when I play for the people in Notre Dame Village on Sundays. Then this morning on a […]

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September: Season of Creation

September 11, 2019

We are celebrating creation during September and until October 4, feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the great lover of creation. My book Voices, God Speaking in Creation has a prologue that is quite appropriate for this month, so I’m reprinting it here this week: I said to the almond tree, “Sister, speak to me […]

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