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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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Autumn Reflections

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 28, 2020

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Trees aglow with amazing fall colors surround our provincial center. How grateful I am to live where we experience all four seasons. Each one has its own beauty, but in my opinion autumn is the most spectacular. The red, orange, and gold leaves are simply glorious. But how quickly they fall! (Is this why fall […]

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Don’t Fret. Be Patient. God Cares.

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 21, 2020

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On Sunday mornings I like to watch Dr. Charles Stanley while I eat breakfast. This week he mentioned that God says, “Do not fret,” three times in Psalm 37. I had to check it. He was right. This was new to me, although I did know that in the Bible God says, “Do not be […]

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Down with Bible Illiteracy!

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 14, 2020

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Last week on “Jeopardy” the final “answer” was “He tells his Son not to worry about the lamb for the burnt offering. God will provide it.” The brainy contestants wrote Joseph, Job, and Jonah. None of them recognized one of the most famous stories in the Bible: Abraham and his willing sacrifice of his son […]

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Reading My Way Through the Virus

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 7, 2020

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Like many others are experiencing, lockdown has given me extra time. My talks and retreats have been cancelled. No more lunches or parties off our property. The upside of this deprivation is that besides writing more books, I’ve been able to read more. Here are a few: A retreat on images of Mary in art […]

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Holy Angels on Earth and in Heaven

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 30, 2020

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Today is September 29, feast of the archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. The day after tomorrow we will be in October, the month dedicated to the angels. And October 2 is the feast of our Guardian Angels. You probably memorized the prayer to your guardian angel: “Angel of God, my guardian dear . . .” […]

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God Speaking in Dreams

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 23, 2020

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This week I read a book that in part promoted listening to God’s messages in your dreams. I tried it that night, but my many dreams were so jumbled I couldn’t glean any message from them. I figured that way of communicating with God was not for me. Then last night loud and clear I […]

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