Blessed Mother

Blessed Virgin Mary: A Mother in Time of Need

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on May 16, 2018

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This month someone asked me, “Why do you Catholics pray to Mary?” I explained why we regard Mary as a mother and why the National Geographic once called her “the most powerful woman on earth.”  At the Annunciation, when Mary conceived Jesus, she also conceived us in a sense. Jesus became our brother and his […]

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Mary Calls Us to Lent

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 31, 2018

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These days I am busy preparing to give a three-day parish mission on our Blessed Mother entitled “Mary Calls Us to Lent.” My aim is twofold: 1) to convince the parishioners to pray to Mary as their God-given loving mother and powerful intercessor and 2) to inspire them to imitate her as the first and […]

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A Polish Saint, Maximilian Kolbe

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 3, 2018

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I’m working on a project for an amateur radio operator who discovered that his hobby had a patron saint. In the process, I realized that this saint would also make a good patron saint for me:  St. Maximilian Kolbe. For one thing he is Polish, and so was my mother. Second, he had a profound […]

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Mary, Our Blessed Mother, Unties Knots

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on May 9, 2012

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Coming across a knot when you are doing needlework is aggravating. The Mother of Jesus must have experienced knots, maybe as she sewed the swaddling clothes or the seamless garment that the soldiers gambled for at the cross. An unusual devotion is to Mary as the Untier of Knots—not the knots in thread or yarn […]

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