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Speaking Up to Do God’s Will

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 17, 2018

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This week when the first reading at Mass was the story of the boy Samuel being called by God during the night, Fr. John Christman did not give the expected homily. Usually this story is a springboard for a vocation talk. Instead Father focused on the sequel to the reading. After Samuel replies to God, […]

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To Brighten and Inspire You

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 10, 2018

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Here is something for the cold, gloomy days we are experiencing:  As I cleaned out things accumulated over decades in preparation for moving, I came across the following clever piece. Whenever I see excellence—such as a stunning ballet, a breathtaking piece of art, or a well-written poem or story—I’m spurred on to do the best […]

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A Polish Saint, Maximilian Kolbe

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 3, 2018

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I’m working on a project for an amateur radio operator who discovered that his hobby had a patron saint. In the process, I realized that this saint would also make a good patron saint for me:  St. Maximilian Kolbe. For one thing he is Polish, and so was my mother. Second, he had a profound […]

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About Prayer: A Video Christmas Gift

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 20, 2017

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Here is a Christmas gift for you!  My nephew Andy videotaped my presentation on prayer that I gave at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst library on December 1.  If you have time, you might enjoy watching it. Before I began, I asked the audience to state their name and their favorite prayer or favorite way of praying. […]

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Our Lady of Guadalupe, Protector of the Unborn

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 13, 2017

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In honor of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, I’m reprising a post about her story. This should be of interest to all because under this title, the Blessed Mother is the patroness of the Americas, both North and South. In addition, she is relevant today when abortion is an acceptable practice, for Mary […]

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For Christmas: Heart to Heart with Mary

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 6, 2017

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Do you like the popular book “Jesus Calling” in which Jesus speaks to you every day? My newest book, “Heart to Heart with Mary,” contains Mary’s words for each day of the year. She speaks as our mother who loves and cares for us. Each entry ends with a suggestion for continuing the conversation with […]

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Christ “Advents” in People

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 29, 2017

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Recently I came across this suggestion in a devotional book:  “For the next thirty days, treat everyone you encounter as the most important person in the world.” Now that is quite a challenge. This activity ties in with our Advent season in which we focus on the comings of Christ. As our Sunday readings remind […]

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Feast of Christ the King, an Unusual King

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 22, 2017

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This Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King, the climax and end of the church year. In my province of Christ the King, we used to celebrate this day in grand style, complete with the majestic song “Christus Vincit” in four-part harmony. In those days the feast occurred in October when the surrounding countryside […]

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Preparing to Give Thanks with Pennies

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 15, 2017

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As we approach the heartwarming feast of Thanksgiving, you might visit the two sites given here.  The first one offers a clever way of brightening your days by using pennies, and the second one is a visual that explains how to write a good thank-you note. By the way, on December 1 at the South […]

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A Meaning-full Advent

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 8, 2017

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We are on the verge of Advent, four weeks that tend to be a flurry of activity in preparation for Christmas. This week Jen Deshpande, who is on the parish staff of St. Dominic, wrote a reflection for our parish email that I needed to hear and thought you might too. She allowed me to […]

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