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Kindness for a Better World

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 11, 2019

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We are in Advent, preparing to celebrate God’s incredible act of kindness to us human beings. Kindness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, meaning that God is alive and active in us. On the Internet I saw a list of things considered good etiquette. This inspired me to draw up a list of twenty […]

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A Layman Answers Why Are You Catholic?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 4, 2019

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Len Calabrese, a friend of mine, wrote an article for the series “Why I Am Catholic” in his parish’s Gesu News. Thinking that his reflection is a good refresher for all of us Catholics, I asked Len for permission to share it on my blog. Here’s hoping that it evokes a deeper appreciation of your […]

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Advice for a Happy Thanksgiving Dinner

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 26, 2019

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In the Pastor’s Notes of the bulletin from St. Dominic Church (where I spent many happy years) Father Tom Fanta offers some tips for a pleasant and holy Thanksgiving. I thought they were worth sharing and think you will too: There is always a bit of tension as families prepare to gather for a holiday. […]

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In Praise of Praise, Part 2

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 20, 2019

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This is a continuation of the previous blog post: We should not hesitate to relay to someone a positive remark that a third party has made about the person. To pass on praise is to do a friend a favor. Ego inflation is one kind of inflation we should not fear today. Most of us […]

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In Praise of Praise, Part 1

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 13, 2019

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Years ago I wrote the article “In Praise of Praise” that was published in the Catholic Digest. It still holds true today. Because it is quite long, I will post it in two parts . . . Mollie was the sunshine on our faculty. She had the gift of creating joy wherever she went. If […]

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Mindfulness, Being in the Present Moment

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 6, 2019

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Recently a friend said that mindfulness is helping her through a grieving process. Mindfulness is living fully aware of the present moment: who we are, what are we feeling, and what is happening right now. Rooted in Buddhism, mindfulness is gaining in popularity today. Often we dwell on things of the past. Remembering and cherishing […]

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Vocation: Opening Ears to the Call

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 30, 2019

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National Vocation Awareness Week is November 3-9. As a former vocation director for my community and for the Diocese of Cleveland, I can attest that promoting vocations is hard work! But it doesn’t depend on individuals who do it as a full-time ministry. Parishes can be powerhouses for stirring up vocations. I’ve just read a […]

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The Rosary: Prayer Power

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 23, 2019

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My nephew Andy recently brought me a gift from Guatemala: the most beautiful rosary I’ve ever seen, the blue one pictured here. As its name implies, the rosary is a prayer comparable to offering Our Blessed Mother a garland of roses. Since we are in October, the month of the rosary, I offer you some […]

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Columbus, Washington, and Democracy

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 16, 2019

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Today is Columbus Day, and last week I spent touring Washington, D.C., and Virginia with a group. The experience left me with a thirst to learn more about American history and a gave me a renewed appreciation for our democracy. My brain is on overload now with information about our history. I think it’s fitting […]

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Posts in Review

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 9, 2019

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This week I will be touring Washington, D.C., and Williamsburg, VA, with a parish group. So I am also taking a vacation from blogging. Please find a previous post that piques your interest and read it! In the meantime, I will be praying for our country’s government. You might too.

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