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

Those Are Just Weeds

Along most highways, byways, and country roads, one can notice an amazing variety of flowers and grasses.  Among the flowers are rabbit’s foot clover, curly dock, mullein, daises, crown vetch, to name just a few.  Among the grasses are timothy, bluegrass, brome,...
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Kind Words Will Echo

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa.  Recently my daughter gifted me with a book entitled, A Grandmothers Prayers, by Kay Swatkowski.  The book has daily readings related to many life experiences.  One of the...
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Time to Jump

Each year there is a custom at my curly hair boy’s school as they complete the year.  It is a Native American practice of placing a rope down and then jumping over it.  It symbolizes jumping into a new place and leaving the old behind.  For my son, he left 3rd grade...
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Matriarch of The Way

After the Resurrection of Jesus, the followers, the apostles, the disciples were to carry on His message.  Those persons were called “The People of the Way.”  They struggled in their efforts to be faithful to living as Jesus had taught them.  We can only imagine the...
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The Music of the Spheres

A few years ago I purchased a beautiful melodic wind chime to replace my old “twangy” sounding one.  Not having any hooks on the house to hang it, I decided to suspend it from a branch in the lilac bush in the backyard.  I enjoyed the beauty of the new sounds, but...
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