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A Review of Heart to Heart with Mary, Thanks to a Friend

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 28, 2018

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Heart to Heart with Mary During Lent

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Centering Prayer for a Centered Lent

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 21, 2018

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As we hear the latest news reports, we might wonder, Where is God in all of this? As we struggle with personal calamities or are heartbroken by hardships our loved ones are facing, we might ask, “Where are you, God?” The answer to these questions is God is omnipresent–living and active everywhere. As Paul said, […]

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Lent: Time for Spring Cleaning

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 7, 2018

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Are you weary of snow, slush, and black ice? Are you tired of putting on layers of clothing to protect against the cold? Take heart! Spring is March 20—only a few weeks away. Then it will be time for spring cleaning, when we move the sofa and wash the windows. We are quickly approaching Lent, […]

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Lent: Are You Listening to Jesus’ Words

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 8, 2017

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One book I have on the back burner is a devotional of reflections on things Jesus said. I’ve collected 356 sayings but haven’t made much progress in writing the reflections. Maybe that is why in the Transfiguration story we hear on the Second Sunday of Lent, the words that attract my attention are “Listen to […]

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Unique Lenten Practices

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 1, 2017

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 Today is Ash Wednesday, or a few days after. Not too late to make Lenten resolutions. Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to Lent? Do you find yourself making the same resolution year after year? And maybe breaking it year after year? I wonder how many people, both children and adults, give […]

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Lent Lessons from a Little Known Woman

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 22, 2017

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  Last week I found lessons for us in the life of Zacchaeus. Because I’m so engrossed in the people of the New Testament after writing that book about them, this week I’m reflecting on another one, Salome, to see what she can teach us as we near the season of Lent. Salome was the […]

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Don’t Procrastinate. Act! Take Charge of Your Life.

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 24, 2016

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A lesson plan called for the teacher to cut out cardboard circles and print “TUIT” on them. Then she was to pass them out to her students and state that they now had no excuse for saying “I didn’t get around to it.” Part of the human condition is that we sometimes put off what […]

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Fasting in Lent in Order to Feast

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 17, 2016

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One of the three spiritual disciplines Christians practice during Lent is fasting. (The other two are prayer and almsgiving. The three practices have their origin in Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 6.) We must eat in order to live, and fortunately God has made eating pleasurable for us . . . except when the […]

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Five Ways to Show Mercy

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 18, 2015

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Pope Francis has just declared an Extraordinary Jubilee Year: a Year of Mercy, which will begin on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception this year. We have witnessed and been fascinated by this pope’s numerous acts of mercy as he reaches out to the neediest of God’s people. Of course, the greatest act of mercy […]

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Listening and Looking during Lent

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 4, 2015

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My friend Sister Mary John Paul wrote an intriguing and thought-provoking article for our Associate newsletter. She let me share it here. Coincidentally (?) it echoes the theme of a book I’m reading now called Becoming Beholders. The book develops the idea that everything, person, and occasion can be a channel of grace, a sacrament. […]

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