providence

A New Year Poem to Recall God’s in Charge

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 28, 2016

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My present to you:  An encouraging poem as we face this new year. Happy New Year! God Knows by Minnie Louise Hoskins   And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied: “Go out into […]

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Malaysian Plane, a Double Mystery

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on April 9, 2014

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So far no one on earth can explain what happened to the Malaysian plane that disappeared somewhere over the ocean. This horrifying occurrence may forever remain a mystery. The shocking, sudden deaths of 239 people poses a greater mystery: why would God allow this to happen? I’m writing this on the feastday of St. Julie […]

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Banishing Fear, Worry, Anxiety, Dread

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 16, 2013

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Years ago when I had just moved in to begin a week-long retreat, a remarkable thing happened. A hot air balloon landed in the field across the way. We retreatants ran outside to watch, and a woman in the balloon called, “C’mon, Sisters! Who wants a ride?” I wanted to accept the extraordinary invitation, but […]

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Coincidences or Divine Intervention

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on June 19, 2013

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Recently I became aware of Carl Jung’s concept of synchronicity. This is the unexpected occurrence of two things happening together. I recall a few times when I experienced such a surprising event. When I entered the convent, I was assigned a four-digit “religious number,” which served to identify my articles of clothing and me. The […]

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