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by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 3, 2019

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Happy Easter and Happy Fifty Days of the Easter Season!  

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The Beauty of God

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 2, 2019

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In this Christmas season, we can’t help but be stunned by beautiful scenes: a church festooned with poinsettias and garlands, snow-covered mountains and frosted trees, a starlit sky, a dance in the Nutcracker, the faces of small children aglow with joy. We are programmed to thrill at beautiful sights. We take photos of them to […]

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Christmas Greetings: God’s Love Gift

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 26, 2018

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May you have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!  During these days of Christmas you might ponder this: God so loved me that he sent his only Son so that I may not perish but have eternal life. (adapted from John 3:16) My gift to you … https://binged.it/2EFSIxn  

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Our Extravagant God: Rejoice!

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 19, 2018

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During this third week of Advent dedicated to rejoicing, I invite you to ponder the incredible extravagance of our great God. First of all is the fact that God chose to enter our world as a baby. He could have appeared as an emperor or at least a full-grown rabbi, but, no, God does the […]

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Lambs and the Lamb of God

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 12, 2018

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I‘m a city girl. My only experience with lambs was at a retreat house in West Virginia. There baby lambs and goats were running wild and jumping straight up into the air. I didn’t know they did that. (See the video at the end of this post by clicking on the link.) Most Nativity sets […]

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Fear Not!

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 5, 2018

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Fr. Cedric Pisegna, a Passionist priest, posted the following prayer on Facebook recently. In the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season and perhaps as you live through the illness or death of loved ones, you might find the words helpful. “Dear Lord, sometimes I feel like I am imprisoned by my fears. I fear […]

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Be at Peace: God’s in Control

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 28, 2018

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The photo of the sunrise here was one I took from the balcony of my new apartment. The following reflection that came with the Daily Gospel email for Thanksgiving reminded me of it. (I subscribed to dailygospel.org.) May the Saint’s words touch your heart somehow. Saint Raphael Arnaiz Baron (1911-1938) Spanish Trappist monk Spiritual writings, […]

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Advent Is Coming!

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 21, 2018

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Our Blessed Mother is an ideal companion as we live through the days of Advent, which this year begins Sunday, December 2. For four weeks we wait for her Son, but Mary waited for nine months! Imagine what that time must have been like for her. She had never been a mother before, and hers […]

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Strange Happenings: Angels at Work?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 14, 2018

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At dinner the other night an elderly friend I’ll call Lucy told us a touching story. A few years ago on her 65th wedding anniversary, she was sorely missing her deceased husband. She lived alone, and there was no one to share her sadness and console her. She figured that her children would not remember […]

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Fear: Boon or Bane and How to Conquer It

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 7, 2018

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Many people worldwide are gripped by fear. Maybe you fear something right now: a doctor visit, an impending hurricane, a performance or talk you must give, or the loss of a loved one. This strong emotion can be an asset when it protects us from danger. “Don’t go near the fire,” moms say. “You might […]

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