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

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...

Questions? Questions? Questions!

Perhaps a question worth wondering about, studying, and reflecting on is "How many questions did Jesus ask?"   Several authors have done the counting  and noted 200-300 total questions that Jesus asked in the four Gospels.   Often it is more common to think of...

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

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

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...