Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 5, 2017

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BOOK REVIEW at end of post: Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking Our Bad Habits Before They Kick Us.  

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Journeying with Jesus

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 26, 2017

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The first time I was to fly alone to Abu Dhabi to speak at a religious conference, I was rather frightened—petrified would be more accurate. It meant stopping in Chicago to switch to Etihad, the United Arab Emirates airline, flying over the ocean (daunting to a non-swimmer like me), and then counting on someone to […]

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Easter Symbols, Old and New

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 19, 2017

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The Easter season is fifty days long, affording us plenty of time to ponder this fantastic mystery of our faith: Jesus made it possible for us to live forever. We celebrate the death/rising phenomenon employing various symbols that point to new, abundant life: eggs, rabbits, lilies, the sun, spring. I’ve thought of a new Easter […]

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How to Celebrate Easter

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 12, 2017

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Weeks before Easter, my mother would begin creating Easter eggs. She used melted beeswax in a coffee tin lid to make strokes on the eggs using a straight pin in the end of a wooden matchstick. Then she soaked the eggs overnight in Chick-Chick dye. When she scraped off the wax with a butterknife, the […]

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Death, Be Not Proud!

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 5, 2017

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As we approach Holy Week, I though it would be good to reprise an earlier post with a few additions . . . My theology class at Cleveland Central Catholic was on the fifth floor of St. Michael School. One topic was death and dying. As one student entered the room, he commented, “Sister, do […]

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Take a Dose of Vitamin N ~ Nature

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 29, 2017

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Spring is upon us, so venture outside! Recent reports claim that contact with nature makes us healthier and happier. In Greek mythology, Antaeus was invincible as long as he was in contact with his mother, Earth. Apparently we too gain strength by being in touch with Mother Earth, whose clay we were made from. Spring […]

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Who Is This God We Believe In?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 22, 2017

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Last week I listened to a panel discussion about God, sponsored by Notre Dame College’s Abrahamic Center. A Jesuit priest, a rabbi, and a Muslim were to answer three questions, but never got beyond the first one, “Who is God?” Their talks and the discussion that followed provided much rich food for thought. In this […]

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A Word about Words

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 15, 2017

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  When I sent my manuscript of poems for children to a publisher, I was told they would like to use only the one “Good Words” and make it into a book. Because I wanted all 59 poems published, I said, “No, thank you,” and sent the poems on to ACTA Publications, which published them […]

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Lent: Are You Listening to Jesus’ Words

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 8, 2017

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One book I have on the back burner is a devotional of reflections on things Jesus said. I’ve collected 356 sayings but haven’t made much progress in writing the reflections. Maybe that is why in the Transfiguration story we hear on the Second Sunday of Lent, the words that attract my attention are “Listen to […]

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Unique Lenten Practices

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 1, 2017

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Today is Ash Wednesday, or a few days after. Not too late to make Lenten resolutions. Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to Lent? Do you find yourself making the same resolution year after year? And maybe breaking it year after year? I wonder how many people, both children and adults, give […]

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