Reflections are written weekly by friends of St. Anthony’s.

Those In Between Spaces

I find these days between Christmas and New Years to be somewhat of a liminal space for me.  The weeks of baking, decorating, buying and wrapping gifts have culminated in our celebration of the birth of the Word Made Flesh, the coming of Christ among us.  While the...

A Reflection on the Incarnation

We have managed to celebrate this month of December even though our “to do” lists are much longer than usual.  Even if we are hardened against the hustle and bustle of getting ready for the Christmas celebration, we are still affected in some way.  The question I have...

Blessed Solanus Casey – From Stranger to Spiritual Friend

Early in the morning on November 17, about 100 people from the Diocese of La Crosse were boarding two coach buses to prepare for a pilgrimage to see a saint in the making.  Although the sun had not yet risen and eyes were still working on opening, the excitement of...

This is Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  It often gets overlooked.  I can bump into Christmas at stores while I am still wearing my summer clothes and looking for school supplies for my son.  While shopping, I have found a couple of Thanksgiving items smashed...

Connecting with the Kindness Around You

Acknowledge the gifts, attention, glow of care, kindness, warmth Looking at you, smiling, radiating care Childhood Parents Siblings Aunts and Uncles Grandparents Family friends People who have been kind to you Someone working in a shop where you went as a child...