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In Honor of Labor Day and Laborers

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 6, 2017

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Because I am quite overwhelmed with work these days, I’m resurrecting a previous post. Hope it is new to you or that you have forgotten it! It’s called “Work: Grace in the Daily Grind.” Click on the link here: http://www.kathleenglavich.org/2015/02/11/work-grace-in-the-daily-grind/  

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An Eclipse: Raising Eyes to the Heavens

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 30, 2017

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On August 21, the eyes of the world were on the skies, hoping to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse. Thousands gathered to witness the stunning event and celebrate. Lucky were those whose view was not blocked by clouds! The sun’s corona, the diamonds, the ring were awesome. The phenomenon made me think of […]

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Holy Places and Memories

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 23, 2017

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This week I have to agree with the movie title “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.” How do we cope with the anxiety and the frustration brought on by world events? We might take refuge in one of the lovely Catholic sanctuaries our country boasts, breathe deeply, relax, and pray to the God in […]

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In Honor of the Assumption of Mary

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 16, 2017

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Because this week we celebrate Mary’s Assumption into heaven, I thought it fitting that this blog be the introduction from my book The Catholic Companion to Mary. Hope you enjoy it! . . . In Amy Tan’s novel The Joy Luck Club, four young women, who are estranged from their mothers to varying degrees, come […]

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What’s a Sister or Nun Today?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 9, 2017

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Yesterday about four hundred people gathered in our provincial house chapel to witness the final, perpetual vows of Sister Mary Kelley Rush. It was a glorious (and long) celebration of Mass. Today when religious Sisters are few and far between some people, even Catholics, don’t know one. Neither do they know about Sisters. Several times […]

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Charity by Accepting Charity

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 2, 2017

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Did you ever offer to help someone who firmly rejected your offer to help?  If so, how did you feel?  Conversely, how did you feel when you were able to be of assistance to someone?  Maybe you helped a person carry a load or cook a meal or drive somewhere. No doubt this act of […]

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What Kind of Pearls Do You Search For?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 26, 2017

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As a child, I wore necklaces made of pop beads, which resembled pearls but were plastic.  Jesus compared the kingdom of God to a real pearl—so valuable that a man trades everything he owns to possess it. This is an apt comparison. Pearls were expensive. Most of them came from the Persian Gulf, where men […]

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How to Find Lost Things and St. Anthony’s Help

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 19, 2017

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A picture appeared on Facebook showing St. Anthony of Padua saying “Seriously? You lost them again?” As the patron of lost things, this saint is possibly the one most prayed to other than our Blessed Mother. How did he acquire this reputation? According to a legend, St. Anthony, as the novice director for the Franciscans, […]

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Jumpstarting Your Prayer Life

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 12, 2017

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This chapter (abridged) called “Priming the Pump” from my book “Praying on Empty” was reprinted in a daily devotional . . .  Grant, O our God, that we may know you, love you, and rejoice in you; and if in this life we cannot do these things fully, grant that we may at the least […]

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Trusting in the Lord for Miracles

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 5, 2017

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Saturday’s first reading at Mass included the angel’s words to Abraham about Sarah becoming pregnant at the age of ninety: “Is anything too marvelous for the Lord to do?” This is echoed by the angel Gabriel when he tells Mary that the elderly Elizabeth will bear a son: “For nothing will be impossible with God.” […]

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