(Holy) Poor Souls and Saints: The Next World

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 1, 2017

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The day after I flew home from a conference in Chicago, I googled my name. (That sometimes proves interesting.) That night a shocking notice appeared—an obituary for Kathleen Glavich! Did our plane go down? Am I in twilight zone? Am I dreaming? I didn’t feel dead. I clicked on the notice and it took me […]

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When Things Go Wrong

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 25, 2017

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We all have periods in our lives when so many things go wrong, we wonder what else could happen…and then, surprise, it does! The other day at 6:30 AM I got in the car to go to Mass in the dark, and the key wouldn’t turn in the ignition. This had never happened before. In […]

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Why Pray a Psalm at Mass?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 18, 2017

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At every Mass we pray or sing a psalm after the first reading. A psalm is a prayer-song taken from the Old Testament and attributed to King David, who, as you know, played the harp. I thought of blogging about psalms today because we are in the month of the Holy Rosary, a devotion that […]

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Lessons from Las Vegas

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 11, 2017

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We Americans are reeling from the unholy terror that was unleashed in Las Vegas. Our news is saturated with videos and details about the massacre. It will leave a deep scar in the memories of the families and friends who were directly affected by the attack as well as of people like me who grieve […]

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Roses, Mystical Rose, Rosary

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 4, 2017

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My mother was very proud of her roses. She knew them by name: the American Beauty rose, the John F. Kennedy rose, and so on. When roses were in season, her kitchen table was never without at least one gorgeous rose from her garden gracing it. Roses are the most popular flower. We present them […]

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What Is a Missionary Disciple?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 27, 2017

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At the National Catholic Teachers Association convention next year, I will be speaking on prayer. The organizers asked me to rework my talk’s title and description to reflect the theme “missionary disciples.” In doing research, I discovered that Pope Francis used this term in his encyclical “The Joy of the Gospel,” and this year our […]

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Blessed Virgin Mary, the Color Blue, Tabby Cats, and Tears

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 20, 2017

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The centennial year of Our Lady of Fatima is coming to a close. Therefore, for today’s blog, I offer a few frivolous facts about Mary. For meatier explanations, see my previous blogs about our Blessed Mother or read one of my bestselling books The Catholic Companion to Mary, which has theology as well as “tidbits” […]

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The Dying Words of Saints

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 13, 2017

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My newest book is out: “I Am Going . . . : Reflections on the Last Words of the Saints” (89 of them!) published by ACTA Publications.  It has lovely full-page portraits of 14 of these saints. I thought you might enjoy reading the introduction . . . and be interested enough to purchase the […]

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In Honor of Labor Day and Laborers

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 6, 2017

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Because I am quite overwhelmed with work these days, I’m resurrecting a previous post. Hope it is new to you or that you have forgotten it! It’s called “Work: Grace in the Daily Grind.” Click on the link here: http://www.kathleenglavich.org/2015/02/11/work-grace-in-the-daily-grind/  

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An Eclipse: Raising Eyes to the Heavens

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 30, 2017

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On August 21, the eyes of the world were on the skies, hoping to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse. Thousands gathered to witness the stunning event and celebrate. Lucky were those whose view was not blocked by clouds! The sun’s corona, the diamonds, the ring were awesome. The phenomenon made me think of […]

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