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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A Clay Pot in God’s Hands

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 24, 2019

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Not so long ago the reflection in my book Heart to Heart with Mary (seen below) prompted me to consider how saints, Mary in particular, let God use them without reservation. The Divine Potter July 20 My child, God sent the prophet Jeremiah to the potter’s house and told him that Israel was like clay […]

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Meaning of Names and Patron Saints

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 17, 2019

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The other day I told two of our cooks that the saint whose feast day landed on their birthday could be considered their patron saint. One man’s birthday was the feast of St. Basil, which was appropriate for a cook. When I told the other man that his saint was St. Josaphat, he commented, “It […]

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Wonder and Astonishment at the World

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 10, 2019

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Last week I wrote a blog about donkeys. “Coincidentally” while doing spiritual reading this week, I came across a reference to Nikos Kaszantkis’s novel Zorba the Greek: One day Zorba was riding on a donkey with his boss. As they met a traveler on another ass, Zorba’s eyes were transfixed on the stranger. Chided for […]

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Thoughts on the Palm Sunday Donkey

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 4, 2019

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A donkey is a member of the horse family. On the first day of my retreat, we were invited to think about why Jesus chose to ride a donkey into Jerusalem as a prelude to his execution. He could have come like the king he was—riding on a white stallion. The chief reason he came […]

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Review for Retreat Plus a PS

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on June 26, 2019

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I am on retreat this week. Please select a previous post that piques your interest!  Back next week after praying for the world.  But … To continue my coincidences from last week:  Yesterday I was playing the piano in our Village when a woman, a widow, walked by and asked, “Did you just play ‘Ah, […]

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Coincidence, Synchronicity, or God?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on June 19, 2019

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The other day when I went to the supermarket, I realized that I had forgotten my bag and would therefore contribute to the enormous amount of plastic polluting our world. Dismayed, I entered the store and grabbed the first shopping cart there. Lo and behold, in it was a large bag neatly folded up, which […]

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Failure: God’s Ways Not Our Ways

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on June 12, 2019

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Last week I was in a piano recital of classical music at the Village where I live. Not having played seriously for years, I practiced furiously for weeks, recapturing skills I had in the eighth grade. Only two of us Villagers volunteered to play for the two-hour event, so in the end “outsiders” were invited—accomplished […]

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The Holy Spirit, Our Invisible Friend

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on June 5, 2019

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During these days of Pentecost, I am researching the Holy Spirit.  Last year a parishioner asked me  to write a book on this “forgotten member” of the Trinity. He said he didn’t understand this Third Person who is so nebulous. So in the process of preparing the book, I’m learning a great deal. Remember when […]

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