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Creation, a Springboard to God

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 31, 2019

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I just finished writing an endorsement for a book that is built on the premise that there is divine presence in all of creation. This concept is scripture based, for we read in Jeremiah 23:24, “Do I not fill heaven and earth? says the Lord.” When the Son of God became incarnate, he united himself […]

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When in Need Our Mother Mary Can Help

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on May 22, 2019

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Today I have a special need that is high on my worry list.  To my surprise, this morning the page in my book Heart to Heart with Mary spoke to me. (Yes, I’m using my own devotional every day! And I don’t even remember writing the reflections.)  In case you are faced with a problem […]

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Praying with the Senses a la St. Ignatius

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on May 15, 2019

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When I give talks on the Bible or on prayer, I usually encourage people to try praying with all five senses. St. Ignatius recommended this way of bringing the Gospel stories to life and using them as a springboard for prayer. As an example, I unpack the story of the healing of Bartimaeus from Mark […]

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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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Wonderful, Practical Prayer for Life

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 17, 2018

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The following prayer is entitled “17th Century Nun’s Prayer” and its source is unknown.  Although it seems intended for nuns, the sound advice it gives in the form of a prayer is applicable to anyone on the face of the earth. See what gems you can cull from it for your own life: Lord, Thou […]

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Encountering Jesus

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on May 23, 2018

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This week someone told me how much she liked my book The Fisherman’s Wife: The Gospel According to St. Peter’s Spouse. She said it made the Gospel come alive for her and helped her realize more what it was like for Jesus to live on earth. She also appreciated the humor.  So this week I […]

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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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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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For Christmas: Heart to Heart with Mary

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 6, 2017

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Do you like the popular book “Jesus Calling” in which Jesus speaks to you every day? My newest book, “Heart to Heart with Mary,” contains Mary’s words for each day of the year. She speaks as our mother who loves and cares for us. Each entry ends with a suggestion for continuing the conversation with […]

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Preparing to Give Thanks with Pennies

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on November 15, 2017

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As we approach the heartwarming feast of Thanksgiving, you might visit the two sites given here.  The first one offers a clever way of brightening your days by using pennies, and the second one is a visual that explains how to write a good thank-you note. By the way, on December 1 at the South […]

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