Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 23, 2014

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Religion teachers and parents: In honor of the SAINTS, “Saintly Assignments” can be found under “Articles.” It offers a slew of ideas for saint-related activities.

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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

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 24, 2014

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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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Memorization for Knowledge and Prayer

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 17, 2014

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What do you have committed to memory? Probably the ABCs, the multiplication tables, and at least a few of your passwords. Nowadays, when we can always consult the Internet for information, memorizing is sometimes viewed as outdated. Yet, our power to remember things is a boon. When I was a child, for each piano lesson […]

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Prayer for Lost Objects

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 10, 2014

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Last week I lost my good umbrella, the compact one that pops upon immediately when you press a button. I’ve had it for many years, and I miss it. This is not the most valuable thing I’ve lost. I suppose the umbrella is in a special universe “lost and found” room along with my mysteriously […]

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Birthday Gift Via the Bible

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 3, 2014

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We believe that God communicates with us through Sacred Scripture. His word, which is living and effective, can speak to us personally in many ways. When I was in the novitiate, one day the novice director explained that the Scripture readings for the Eucharist on our birthday contain a special message for us from God. […]

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Deny Yourself? A Disciple’s Requirement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 27, 2014

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This week I directed a Bible study on next Sunday’s readings. The Gospel passage, Matthew 16:21–27, includes statements that Jesus made about discipleship. Doing research on these gave me new insight into the meaning of “deny yourself.” I thought I’d share this with you. First some background. All the statements explain what it means to […]

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Mary’s Visitation in Honor of the Assumption

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 20, 2014

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On the feast of the Assumption, the Gospel was the Visitation. I thought it fitting to share the reflection I wrote for our SND Associates this year: Imagine suddenly becoming pregnant with the Messiah, the Savior of the World. What would you do afterwards? Any ordinary woman would probably seal herself in the house, taking […]

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Pope Francis’ Recipe for Happiness

August 13, 2014

Bloggers sometimes invite others to write a “guest blog.” This week my blog is “written” by Pope Francis and consists of his ten secrets to happiness, which he gave during an interview. His items have been criticized for being too humanist (because they don’t refer to God) and too non-gospel (because one of them discourages […]

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