Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 30, 2015

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NEWS FLASH: My new book, Why Is Jesus in the Microwave? is published—a joy-filled book just in time for Easter! It is a collection of 369 funny (some say hilarious) anecdotes from the classrooms of the Sisters of Notre Dame. Find it in my bookstore under the category “Fun” or contact me personally.  

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Where’s God When You Can’t Pray?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 26, 2015

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Lately I’ve been writing books on prayer, in particular about praying on empty. Maybe you can identify with this: During your prayer you keep checking the time and the minute hand seems barely to have moved. You understand why St. Teresa of Avila shook her hourglass as she prayed, attempting to speed up the time. […]

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Your Life as a Gift to Give as Gift

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 19, 2015

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This week I gave a retreat for a school faculty whose theme for the year was “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good” (2 Corinthians 12:7).  St. Paul goes on to list gifts given by the Spirit such as uttering wisdom, healing, prophecy, and speaking in tongues. We spent […]

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Let Them Help You. Jesus did.

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 12, 2015

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This will be a short post because during my week retreat, the projects have piled up!  A recent experience gave me an idea for this post. At lunch I was with someone who was struggling to open her ice cream bar. She pulled and pulled on the paper and even used her napkin to get […]

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The Divine Office: Prayer for ALL Christians

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 5, 2015

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The Divine Office is part of the liturgy, the official public prayer of the Church, just like the Mass and the sacraments. Like all liturgy, it is the sacred work of the people. Other names for the Divine Office are the Liturgy of the Hours and the Prayer of Christians. Although priests are obliged to […]

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Prayer Problems

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 29, 2015

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Prayer is as essential to our spiritual life as breathing is to our physical life. It is getting in touch with God, our Creator, and communicating with him. This deepens our relationship with God. We wouldn’t want to arrive at the pearly gates of heaven and have God say to us, “And who are you?” […]

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Can You Imagine?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 22, 2015

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As a child, I had a record that played the song, “Mr. I. Magination.” I believe the first line continued, “the man with the magic reputation.” Our imagination truly is magical.  We thank God for our gifts of sight, hearing, and—especially after a scrumptious meal—taste, but how many of us thank for the gift of […]

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Pluto, Our Tongue, and God

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 15, 2015

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Pluto is the brightest of many objects orbiting the sun in what is known as the Kuiper Belt. Yesterday, the NASA probe New Horizons  going 31,000 mph passed Pluto, snapping pictures and recording data. The 3-billion-mile journey there took nine years. This is an awesome feat for the human race. When Pluto was discovered in […]

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Dig into the Bible (and Maybe Strike It Rich)

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 8, 2015

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This week I came across a book that was a collection of little known facts in the Bible. It reminded me of the time I heard that God shut the door of Noah’s ark after all were boarded. Really? I had to look it up and, sure enough, there it was. (See Genesis 7:16.) At […]

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Reclaiming the Beauty of the World

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 1, 2015

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Years ago when I was in Vancouver, my companion and I went up a snow-covered mountain to a ski lodge. From that height, the view was  spectacular: a vision of pale blue water and islands wrapped in lavender mist. Not having a camera, I tried to imprint the scene on my mind for future reference. […]

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A Few Notes on Music in Life and Worship

June 24, 2015

  One of the most delightful gifts we human beings have is music. Thank God we can enjoy listening to it, making it, singing to it, whistling it, humming it, and dancing to it. Although preferences range from stirring classical pieces like Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony” and operatic arias to rock numbers and toe-tapping songs like […]

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