Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 10, 2019

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Enjoy a beautiful fall!

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Walking Prayers

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 4, 2019

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I’ve just read a book about walking prayers: The Complete Guide to Prayer-Walking by Linus Mundy. In a previous post, I wrote about walking a labyrinth, but this is different, and you don’t need a labyrinth to do it. It has an added benefit to prayers said kneeling in a pew or sitting in a […]

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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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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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