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May and Mary, Our Blessed Mother

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on May 13, 2020

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A recent post on Facebook read something like this: This month is called May because it may rain, it may snow, it may be 70º, or it may be 20º. No matter what the weather, something that doesn’t change is Mary’s love for us, her God-given children. And the month of May is dedicated to […]

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My Brother’s Keeper?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on May 6, 2020

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This morning I read an article about Bishop Gregory Mansour, the Maronite bishop of Brooklyn. I once helped him with writing a religious series for Maronite children. I knew him to be a kind, humble man. The article revealed his love for people. As the bishop walked down the street, he saw a man who […]

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A Journey with Jesus: Emmaus and Pandemics

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 29, 2020

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When I visited the Holy Land, our first stop was “Emmaus,” where we were told no one knows where Emmaus really is. This was confirmed when a friend emailed me that his friend on a pilgrimage had a similar experience. His Franciscan guide asked, “Is there anything else you want to see?” The friend said, […]

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The Resurrection and Stones

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 22, 2020

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The Easter Season lasts fifty days, so the following chapter from my book Voices: God Speaking in Creation is still appropriate. Each chapter is a reflection on a physical object mentioned in Scripture. This chapter draws lessons from a stone: They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they […]

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Easter Story for All God’s Children

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 8, 2020

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I was asked to make a video of me reading the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus for children from one of my books. During this holiest of weeks—especially if you are sequestered with children—you may find this video helpful. It can be found by clicking on the link below, which takes you […]

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Humor and Inspiration in the Age of the Coronavirus

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 1, 2020

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During this dark and terrifying time, our sense of humor and urge to encourage one another are healthy. For your delight and inspiration, this week I’m presenting twelve images I’ve shared on Facebook and one fascinating video that shows what the human race can accomplish when we work together. Finally, at the very end is […]

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Teaching Children about the Crucifixion

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 25, 2020

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Moms and dads and grandparents might find the following article I wrote helpful now that we are approaching Holy Week. Feel free to pass it on! How should you speak to your child about Our Lord’s suffering and death? Convey this powerful story cautiously, sensitive to the impact it will have on your child. Impressions […]

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To Hoard or to Share

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 18, 2020

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The news is carrying stories and photos of depleted shelves in stores. Facebook users are sharing cartoons of people stocking up on food, sanitizers, and toilet paper. The current pandemic is transforming many people into hoarders. They are trying to be proactive—preparing for the future. As a result, people who really need some of these […]

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Music as a Pathway to God

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 11, 2020

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Saturday evening I had the joy of attending a concert by the Cleveland Orchestra in Severance Hall. The main number was Mendelssohn’s Symphony #2, which is also known as “Hymn of Praise.” It is a series of Scripture passages, mostly from Psalms, set to music and sung by a mighty chorus, two sopranos, and a […]

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Listening to the Spirit in Lent

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 4, 2020

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During a Day of Recollection recently, in a talk “Engaging the Spirit Within” I pointed out that God dwells within us—a fundamental truth of our faith that we don’t often remember. In the depths of our being, the Holy Spirit, the Person responsible for sanctifying us, frequently nudges us to perform good acts. We used […]

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