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Some Uplifting Thoughts for Trying Times

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 13, 2021

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Last week Amy Cattapan interviewed me about my newest book A Love Affair with God: Twelve Traits. It was the first time I was interviewed live with my face (and my apartment) showing. The interview is now on youtube. A friend who watched it commented that it was “a grand slam.” When I thanked Amy […]

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Joseph, the Silent Saint Gets His Year

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 6, 2021

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Pope Francis declared this year “the year of St. Joseph.” It’s about time! Joseph can teach us many things. Long ago I heard a bishop recount in a homily how at Christmas his mother would set up the Nativity scene at their house. Every year she would take the stable and figurines out of the […]

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A Mentally Healthy New Year Review

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 30, 2020

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The end of a year is a good time to look back and assess the 365 past days. The year 2020 is generally considered a terrible year, one that we will be glad to be rid of. Everyone has experienced disappointments if not suffering during this unprecedented time. Psychologists recommend ending each day with a […]

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Season of Love: Divine Intimacy

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 23, 2020

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As promised, here is the first chapter of my book “A Love Affair with God: Twelve Traits.” Merry Christmas! 1 An Unlikely Couple To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him, the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement. ~ St. Augustine Do you ever lie awake at […]

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God’s Amazing Love at Christmas: Divine Intimacy

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 16, 2020

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Christmas is a celebration of God’s love: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son.” Just in time for Christmas I finished writing “A Love Affair with God: Twelve Traits.” Although one publisher considered the book “too romantic,” I was guided by St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila, […]

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Thoughts on Advent

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 9, 2020

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Father Tom Weber gave this homily during Advent one year. I like the twist at the end. A couple of months ago, I went over to the Department of Motor Vehicles bureau in Mayfield Heights. I took a seat along the wall and after a while, a clerk asked me, “What are you waiting for?” […]

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Ideas for Safe Celebrating

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 24, 2020

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This year we are challenged to keep in touch with family and friends in meaningful ways in order to celebrate our holidays. My friend Roman Vaynshtok, founder of the Peace and Balance Reiki Center, emailed me the following suggestions that you might wish to adopt. Holidays ideas during the pandemic. First things are first. There […]

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Meditation on a Sinner, Zacchaeus

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 18, 2020

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Today’s Gospel was the story of Zacchaeus. It reminded me of the time I led a class of ninth graders through a reflection on it. The next day they surprised me by asking for another prayer like that one. Wow! I saved the reflection, and for what it’s worth I’m presenting it here. It may […]

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A Woman Saint for Our Time: Julie Billiart

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 11, 2020

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A question on Facebook today was, “Will you still serve God if Christianity becomes a felony?” That might seem a farfetched question at first. But in view of the chaos in our country recently—vandalized religious statues, attacks on churches; attempts to eliminate God in schools, in the Pledge of Allegiance, and on our coins—the question […]

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Links for the Eucharist and a Powerful Song

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 4, 2020

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This past week I enjoyed two programs that I think you would also like. The first is a talk on the Eucharist, life, and art. The presentation includes much artwork, for which the Reverend Alexander Gorklavs, an Orthodox priest, gives many insights. You might skip the introductions and begin at 10.01. The talk is followed […]

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