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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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(Holy) Poor Souls and Saints: The Next World

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 1, 2017

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The day after I flew home from a conference in Chicago, I googled my name. (That sometimes proves interesting.) That night a shocking notice appeared—an obituary for Kathleen Glavich! Did our plane go down? Am I in twilight zone? Am I dreaming? I didn’t feel dead. I clicked on the notice and it took me […]

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When Things Go Wrong

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 25, 2017

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We all have periods in our lives when so many things go wrong, we wonder what else could happen…and then, surprise, it does! The other day at 6:30 AM I got in the car to go to Mass in the dark, and the key wouldn’t turn in the ignition. This had never happened before. In […]

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Why Pray a Psalm at Mass?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 18, 2017

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At every Mass we pray or sing a psalm after the first reading. A psalm is a prayer-song taken from the Old Testament and attributed to King David, who, as you know, played the harp. I thought of blogging about psalms today because we are in the month of the Holy Rosary, a devotion that […]

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Lessons from Las Vegas

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 11, 2017

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We Americans are reeling from the unholy terror that was unleashed in Las Vegas. Our news is saturated with videos and details about the massacre. It will leave a deep scar in the memories of the families and friends who were directly affected by the attack as well as of people like me who grieve […]

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Roses, Mystical Rose, Rosary

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 4, 2017

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My mother was very proud of her roses. She knew them by name: the American Beauty rose, the John F. Kennedy rose, and so on. When roses were in season, her kitchen table was never without at least one gorgeous rose from her garden gracing it. Roses are the most popular flower. We present them […]

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