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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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Simple Pleasures

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 3, 2019

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In the gardening basket that I won in a raffle, was a plaque with the message “Enjoy simple pleasures.” It prompted me to think of little things that give me satisfaction and joy. Each weekend I play the piano for residents of the Village where I live. This past Saturday Mary came for the first […]

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Blessings, Bless, and Blessed

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 25, 2019

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During Mass the other day, it struck me that twice we say, “Blessed be God for ever,” during the Offertory after the priest says, “Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation.” The word bless is a chameleon word. As in the case just mentioned, it can mean give praise and adoration to God in […]

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Self-Esteem and Fitting In

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 28, 2019

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As a teacher, I sometimes came across a situation in which a child who was a little different was shunned or picked on by classmates. Perhaps you observed this when you were a student. Maybe you can identify with that child! The epidemic of bullying seen in our country bears out the fact that the […]

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Humility: Realizing the Truth about Oneself

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 14, 2019

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No doubt you remember Uriah Heep, the character in Dickens’s novel David Copperfield who kept referring to his “umbleness.” All the while, Mr. Heep was nothing but a scheming hypocrite. His humility was fake, used as a tool to manipulate others into thinking well of him. People who are truly humble are admired. Those who […]

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Choices: How to Discern

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 7, 2019

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Last week because I cannot bilocate I was faced with a decision:  Do I go to a friend’s family reunion Saturday or to a community celebration?  I wanted to attend both. We are faced with choices all day long, beginning with getting out of bed immediately or snoozing awhile:  Should I wear my new shoes […]

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Creation, a Springboard to God

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 31, 2019

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I just finished writing an endorsement for a book that is built on the premise that there is divine presence in all of creation. This concept is scripture based, for we read in Jeremiah 23:24, “Do I not fill heaven and earth? says the Lord.” When the Son of God became incarnate, he united himself […]

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