Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 23, 2014

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DREs and catechists: This week participants in a conference for DREs generated some great ideas for nurturing faith in families. Their suggestions can be found under “Articles” at the head of the list. Thank you to all who contributed!

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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

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 15, 2014

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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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The Rosary: Gospel on Beads

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 8, 2014

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This week I saw the rough sketches for my next book, which is about funny stories from Sisters of Notre Dame classrooms. I suggested that the artist add a large rosary to the drawing of a Sister and e-mailed this photo of the one I used to wear. Although the rosary no longer hangs from […]

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The Challenge of Spontaneous Prayer

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 1, 2014

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A Catholic convert from an evangelical tradition asked me this week, “Why don’t Catholics pray spontaneously?” This is a good question. My friend proposed that it was because no one taught us to offer personal prayers out loud. I wonder, though, how it happened that our Christian brothers and sisters find it so easy to […]

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God Speaks Through Nature, His Creation

September 24, 2014

Now that the trees are about to burst in autumn glory, I thought the introduction to the first book I ever had published (Voices) would be appropriate. (It’s out of print now.) Here it is: Creators are mirrored in their creations, A song reflects the composer; a painter, the artist; a book the author. In […]

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