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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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Psalms: God’s Love Poems

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 26, 2020

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I was going to write a post on the psalms but then discovered that I already had written three of them! Here is one resurrected from the past: Did you know that we pray to St. Anthony for lost articles because he once lost his Psalter and the AWOL novice who took it came back […]

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The Human Body: A Physical Wonder

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 19, 2020

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Recently I read a book that referred to our body as a physical wonder. This prompted me to reflect on the truth of that statement. The wonder of our bodies was brought home to me most powerfully after weeks of experiencing excruciating pain in my upper arm. To my surprise, the doctor’s diagnosis was a […]

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Happy Quotations and Advice

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 12, 2020

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Recently I exclaimed to someone that I was “very, very happy.” Coincidentally a friend of mine is giving a talk on happiness at the college I attended, and I’ve just read a book about happiness. Wikipedia defines it as an emotion or mental state ranging from contentment to intense joy. It is a goal that […]

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Competition—Good or Not?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 5, 2020

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Superbowl 2020 is over, and the Kansas City Chiefs are the winners. This is one of the most watched competitions. It seems we are hard-wired to engage in competitions. We grow up competing in various ways. In school we participate in spelling bees. We play games like Pin the Tail on the Donkey where one […]

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