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Humility: Realizing the Truth about Oneself

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 14, 2019

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No doubt you remember Uriah Heep, the character in Dickens’s novel David Copperfield who kept referring to his “umbleness.” All the while, Mr. Heep was nothing but a scheming hypocrite. His humility was fake, used as a tool to manipulate others into thinking well of him. People who are truly humble are admired. Those who […]

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Meaning of Names and Patron Saints

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 17, 2019

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The other day I told two of our cooks that the saint whose feast day landed on their birthday could be considered their patron saint. One man’s birthday was the feast of St. Basil, which was appropriate for a cook. When I told the other man that his saint was St. Josaphat, he commented, “It […]

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Thoughts on the Palm Sunday Donkey

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 4, 2019

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A donkey is a member of the horse family. On the first day of my retreat, we were invited to think about why Jesus chose to ride a donkey into Jerusalem as a prelude to his execution. He could have come like the king he was—riding on a white stallion. The chief reason he came […]

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The Cross: A Sign of Love

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 20, 2019

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When my niece Lisa was baptized, I gave her a cross necklace. It was a lovely cloisonné cross with a pink rose in the center, but it was still a cross. How curious that an instrument of execution is now a worn as jewelry! (Can you imagine wearing a guillotine or an electric chair?) Moreover, […]

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Down with Distractions During Prayer

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 20, 2019

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Apparently our brains have more than one track. Maybe as you’re praying the rosary, you’re planning what you’ll have for dinner and before you know it, you’ve prayed the closing prayer. Maybe you’re reading a prayer, like the Divine Office, and your eyes are following the words, but when you’re finished, you don’t know what […]

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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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Kindness Is Contagious

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 12, 2018

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Three times this week kindness has been the topic of a homily I heard or a reflection I read. I’m taking this as a sign that I should write about it. Besides, the world sorely needs this virtue today. My community has created the decal pictured here to promote kindness. Aristotle defined kindness: “Helpfulness towards […]

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Communities: From the Trinity to Us

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 8, 2018

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In a few days, I will be moving to an apartment building where I will live with about forty Sisters of Notre Dame and a growing number of laypeople. We will form a community that will be a new experience for me. I’ve lived with large and small groups of Sisters, I’ve lived alone, and […]

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Looking Forward to a Heavenly Home

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on June 6, 2018

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            I’m in the throes of moving from a large house to an apartment in Notre Dame Village in Chardon. This means reducing what now fills two floors, an attic, and a basement so that my personal belongings, furniture, and office will fit into four and a half rooms. Maybe you’ve had this experience. If […]

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Children of the Trinity

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on May 30, 2018

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As I reflected on Trinity Sunday, my thoughts flowed along this path:  We believe that the one God is three divine Persons. We also believe that we are made in the image and likeness of God. We are God’s adopted children. It follows then, that we must bear a family resemblance. Of course, we will […]

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