Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 21, 2015

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Second NEW BOOK: A Guide to Quiet Prayer (Twenty-Third Publications) 32 pages, pocket-sized, $2.95. This is the second of three booklets based on my larger book The Catholic Way to Pray.  

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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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Detecting Grace in Life’s Messes

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 18, 2015

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  I can relate to the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day because I just had an entire week of bad days! My phone was cancelled by mistake, and it took six days and talks with seven agents before it was restored. I lost the PBS station on TV (jeopardizing […]

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Grace in the Daily Grind

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 11, 2015

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Most of our lives are spent carrying out necessary routines: eating, doing dishes, washing, cleaning, driving, and (hopefully) exercising. If we work, our job might be quite ordinary, menial, or boring. Day follows day, and we don’t expect to ever appear on the evening news for an act of heroism. Neither do we expect to […]

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Abraham, Model of Exceptional Faith

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 4, 2015

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It’s been awhile since I’ve thought about Abraham, the great granddaddy of Christians, Jews, and Muslims. But as I prepare a talk on him, I’m renewing my acquaintance. Aspects of his life shed light on our own. If you recall, when Abraham was already 75 years old, the one and only true God told him […]

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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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