Tell Your Story

Tell Your Story

These last few months I have been thinking a lot about our stories.  Stories as a Christian handed down for many years until they went into print, the Bible.  Our country’s stories:  the stories of us as immigrants, our history as a country and the history we are...
Room For New Joy

Room For New Joy

When I was 9 years old my family and I moved into our new home that had just been built.  I remember one of the first mornings I woke up in the house.  Everything was so new.  I couldn’t believe I was home.  The blue carpeted room down the hall was mine.  The big pine...
My Soul’s Address

My Soul’s Address

Christine Valters Paintner writes in her book The Wisdom of the Body, “The body is the soul’s address.”  Reflecting on that statement, I find much wisdom and truth in those words.  How much do we appreciate our bodies?  How grateful are we for them and the mysterious...
Time…

Time…

Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of your life. Spirit Science And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your...
Relationships Formed Here

Relationships Formed Here

Something special happens here at St. Anthony’s. We form “community” easily. Staff and residents instinctively draw our guests and volunteers into our world, our hearts. We remember retreatants, and we’re always happy to see them again....
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...