Christmas

Christmas Musings

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 24, 2019

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Mary Christmas and a Happy New Year! Here is a Christmas gift for you: Two reflections from my book Heart to Heart with Mary: Love Made Flesh December 24 My child, some things are so awesome that words fail us. Imagine what it was like to hold my newborn son in my arms knowing he […]

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A Cat Christmas Story

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 18, 2019

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In a Christmas letter this year, a friend whose pet cat had died recounted how she noticed a calico cat roaming her property. It was “small, skinny, and timid.” She didn’t take it into her house but let it return to the woods. Regularly the cat came around, and the woman brought it lunch by […]

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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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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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About Prayer: A Video Christmas Gift

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 20, 2017

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Here is a Christmas gift for you!  My nephew Andy videotaped my presentation on prayer that I gave at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst library on December 1.  If you have time, you might enjoy watching it. Before I began, I asked the audience to state their name and their favorite prayer or favorite way of praying. […]

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Reflections on the Manger in Bethlehem

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 21, 2016

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The first chapter of my new book out this month, Voices: God Speaking in Creation, is “Manger.” It makes a fitting post this week as we celebrate Christmas . . . “And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger” (Luke 2:7).  Jesus […]

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Symbolism in Christmas Customs

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 14, 2016

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As I researched Christmas customs recently, I discovered the meaning behind some of them that many people, even Christians, are probably not aware of. I found the symbolism interesting. Maybe you will too. Christmas  The name for this feast comes from “Christ Mass” because Mass was celebrated in honor of the birth of Christ. The […]

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Ideas for Observing Advent

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 30, 2016

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We are in the first week of Advent. Already! The word advent means “coming,” and during Advent we reflect on and prepare for the three comings of Christ: in history in Bethlehem, in mystery every day in the Eucharist and in others, and in majesty at the end of time. While engaged in the flurry […]

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Christmas Cards: A Chore or a Chance

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 16, 2015

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A friend of mine spends Christmas Day writing her cards. For one thing, this spares her from re-mailing cards to people who have moved. Another friend sends his cards in July. That way his card gets more attention and also reminds people of the Savior in the summer. Whether you purchase Christmas cards  or create […]

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Watch and Wait in Advent

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 2, 2015

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On Black Friday I ventured out to find a new watch and immediately located the right one. However, it needed two links removed in order to fit. “Just a minute,” the clerk said as she tinkered with the links. She continued to say that for over an hour. At one point I volunteered to try […]

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