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

Do Not Worry

“Do not worry about life or about your body. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” Luke 12: 22-26 “Life is marked...

The Gift of Years

Recently I was reading a book, The Gift of Years, Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister.  She talks about “meaning,” what are we when we are not what we used to be?  Society has a tendency to measure us by what we do, how much, our roles or positions.  So when...

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Imagine a gathering in Chicago of thousands of people and 9-12 different countries represented.   What if a profound moving message was being spoken by a few persons from a remote village, how would each person hear  it  in that specific language? We are soon...

Pray More, Worry Less!

Recently our grandson was privileged to travel to Washington D. C. with the safety patrol.  When he returned he presented me with a gift.  He said that it was actually for Grandpa and for me.  He gave us a little turtle with the words “Pray more, Worry less.”  I...

Desert Places

Not all desert places are dry, barren, sandy, and lifeless.  Even a place such as Florida in spring can be a desert.  I spent the month of March there, and my experience revealed to me that a desert can be anywhere and at any time.  It is any place we enter alone,...