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Wonderful, Practical Prayer for Life

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 17, 2018

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The following prayer is entitled “17th Century Nun’s Prayer” and its source is unknown.  Although it seems intended for nuns, the sound advice it gives in the form of a prayer is applicable to anyone on the face of the earth. See what gems you can cull from it for your own life: Lord, Thou […]

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Words from our Blessed Mother Mary from My Devotional

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 10, 2018

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I don’t know about you, but during these past weeks several of my friends have been undergoing severe trials: cancer, car accidents, death of loved ones. Such ordeals shake our faith and we wonder, Why do we suffer? and even, Is there a good God? At our chicken barbecue last month, during a random reading […]

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A Prisoner Convert Who Evangelizes

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 3, 2018

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This summer I edited a unique and fascinating book, Thunder in the Cell by John Ballentine. John has been a prisoner for almost thirty years in the Virginia Correctional System because of drugs. During that time, a provocative dream about his mother prompted him to search for God. He began with the World Almanac and […]

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Expressions Rooted in the Bible

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 26, 2018

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In talks to religion teachers, I offer reasons to teach Scripture. First and foremost, the Bible is God’s Word to us and he speaks to us personally through it. Second, we come to know Jesus through Scripture. And third, an educated person is expected to know Scripture. (How often “Jeopardy!” as well as crossword puzzle […]

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Strange Origins of Expressions and Customs

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 19, 2018

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I’ve always been fascinated by words—a useful trait for a writer. A friend emailed the following roots of common sayings that you might enjoy knowing as I did. Next week I plan to write about sayings that originated in Scripture. There is an old hotel/pub in Marble Arch, London, which used to have a gallows […]

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Kindness Is Contagious

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 12, 2018

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Three times this week kindness has been the topic of a homily I heard or a reflection I read. I’m taking this as a sign that I should write about it. Besides, the world sorely needs this virtue today. My community has created the decal pictured here to promote kindness. Aristotle defined kindness: “Helpfulness towards […]

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Lessons from Trees

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 5, 2018

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I said to the almond tree, “Sister, speak to me of God.” And the almond tree blossomed. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis My new home, an apartment on Pine Grove Trail, faces east, and the view is the lovely pine forest—a place I’ve always considered sacred. Lately I’ve been hearing a great deal about trees: how they […]

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We Propose, God Disposes

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 22, 2018

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Celebrating my 50th jubilee was an opportunity to review my life. One thing that stood out was how it didn’t go as I had planned. Yes, I always dreamed of being a teacher, but not a teaching Sister. Then I decided I would teach freshmen English at my high school, Notre Dame Academy, all my […]

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Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 16, 2018

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A lovely BBQ in many ways. My books are still available from me at kglavich@ndec.org.  

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Communities: From the Trinity to Us

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 8, 2018

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In a few days, I will be moving to an apartment building where I will live with about forty Sisters of Notre Dame and a growing number of laypeople. We will form a community that will be a new experience for me. I’ve lived with large and small groups of Sisters, I’ve lived alone, and […]

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