Gone: An Invitation

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 22, 2020

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Until January 24 I will be in Florida visiting my sister and enjoying the sunshine (unless it rains). So this week please find a previous post that intrigues you in the absence of a new one.

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Coping with Death

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 15, 2020

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In January it seems we attend more funerals and send more sympathy cards than usual. Whether death comes as a relief after a long illness or as an unexpected shock, dealing with it is difficult. Our faith tells us that death is only the door to new, eternal life where we will be with God […]

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The Value of Christmas Cards

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 8, 2020

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For decades my mother saved all her Christmas cards. Each year she rubber-banded them and put them in brown bags. Some people might call her a hoarder, but these cards were precious to her. My cards this year are hanging from my kitchen counter as seen above. The are part of my Christmas decorations and […]

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Christmas Musings

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 24, 2019

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Mary Christmas and a Happy New Year! Here is a Christmas gift for you: Two reflections from my book Heart to Heart with Mary: Love Made Flesh December 24 My child, some things are so awesome that words fail us. Imagine what it was like to hold my newborn son in my arms knowing he […]

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A Cat Christmas Story

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 18, 2019

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In a Christmas letter this year, a friend whose pet cat had died recounted how she noticed a calico cat roaming her property. It was “small, skinny, and timid.” She didn’t take it into her house but let it return to the woods. Regularly the cat came around, and the woman brought it lunch by […]

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Kindness for a Better World

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 11, 2019

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We are in Advent, preparing to celebrate God’s incredible act of kindness to us human beings. Kindness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, meaning that God is alive and active in us. On the Internet I saw a list of things considered good etiquette. This inspired me to draw up a list of twenty […]

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A Layman Answers Why Are You Catholic?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 4, 2019

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Len Calabrese, a friend of mine, wrote an article for the series “Why I Am Catholic” in his parish’s Gesu News. Thinking that his reflection is a good refresher for all of us Catholics, I asked Len for permission to share it on my blog. Here’s hoping that it evokes a deeper appreciation of your […]

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Advice for a Happy Thanksgiving Dinner

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 26, 2019

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In the Pastor’s Notes of the bulletin from St. Dominic Church (where I spent many happy years) Father Tom Fanta offers some tips for a pleasant and holy Thanksgiving. I thought they were worth sharing and think you will too: There is always a bit of tension as families prepare to gather for a holiday. […]

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In Praise of Praise, Part 2

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 20, 2019

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This is a continuation of the previous blog post: We should not hesitate to relay to someone a positive remark that a third party has made about the person. To pass on praise is to do a friend a favor. Ego inflation is one kind of inflation we should not fear today. Most of us […]

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In Praise of Praise, Part 1

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 13, 2019

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Years ago I wrote the article “In Praise of Praise” that was published in the Catholic Digest. It still holds true today. Because it is quite long, I will post it in two parts . . . Mollie was the sunshine on our faculty. She had the gift of creating joy wherever she went. If […]

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