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Blessings, Bless, and Blessed

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 25, 2019

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During Mass the other day, it struck me that twice we say, “Blessed be God for ever,” during the Offertory after the priest says, “Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation.” The word bless is a chameleon word. As in the case just mentioned, it can mean give praise and adoration to God in […]

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September: Season of Creation

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 11, 2019

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We are celebrating creation during September and until October 4, feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the great lover of creation. My book Voices, God Speaking in Creation has a prologue that is quite appropriate for this month, so I’m reprinting it here this week: I said to the almond tree, “Sister, speak to me […]

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Beauty Mirrors God, An Easter Reflection

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 17, 2019

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While praying on the third-floor balcony of my new home when I first moved in, I witnessed the glorious sunrise over our pine forest that you see here. Quickly I snapped a shot of it with my cell phone. One of my artistic Sisters, Annemarie Kall, matted and framed the photo for me, and it […]

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Swimming in God, the Omnipresent One

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 27, 2019

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A little boy was afraid to get the broom out of the dark closet for his mom. She assured him, “Don’t be afraid. God is everywhere.” So the little boy cracked open the closet door and called in, “Hey, God, would you hand me the broom?” God is omnipresent. We are never alone because God […]

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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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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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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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So Does God Exist?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 31, 2018

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In Stephen Hawking’s last book, which will be published posthumously, he answers questions that he was asked most frequently. Among these is “Do you think God exists?” Hawking’s answer was essentially no, it is impossible that there is a god. This opinion of a renowned scientist contradicts what people of different cultures have believed down […]

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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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What’s a Sister or Nun Today?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 9, 2017

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Yesterday about four hundred people gathered in our provincial house chapel to witness the final, perpetual vows of Sister Mary Kelley Rush. It was a glorious (and long) celebration of Mass. Today when religious Sisters are few and far between some people, even Catholics, don’t know one. Neither do they know about Sisters. Several times […]

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