Fear Can Be Crippling

Fear Can Be Crippling

Fear; it is an emotion that touches our lives in many ways.  Presently, we live in a world where conflict has been raised to a new level involving nuclear arms.  Within our own country we fear conflict between races carried out in violence.  Fear might even play a...
The Power of Hospitality

The Power of Hospitality

Those who offer reflections for St. Anthony’s are assigned particular dates when articles are due.  When I realized that my article would appear on July 28, I was very pleased.  This is the date of my mother-in-law’s birthday.  She has been deceased for a number of...
The Importance of Rituals

The Importance of Rituals

I keep many journals.  There is a daily one that comes as part of the poetry calendar.  Then there are the two that I keep for the grandsons, each used to comment on thoughts I might have regarding their growing up and  giving me an opportunity to share with them at a...
Lenten Practices

Lenten Practices

We have been encouraged to keep the Lenten Season with the three practices of prayer, almsgiving and fasting.  The practices come from the gospel we hear on Ash Wednesday which begins preparation for the celebration of the Easter Season.  We are admonished to do the...
A Bearer of God

A Bearer of God

It was during the Christmas Season that we were able to celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, January 1 on a Sunday.  We do celebrate Mary under the title Mary, the Mother of God every year as it is one of our Holy Days of Obligation.  It is not so...