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

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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No Cloud Lasts Forever

Faith, it seems, can be defined as the effort to believe in light when we’re covered by clouds.” Mark Nepo We have just come through the season of Lent and experienced Holy Week, and are now in the midst of celebrating the Easter Season.  We have, each in our own way,...
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The Importance of Rituals

I keep many journals.  There is a daily one that comes as part of the poetry calendar.  Then there are the two that I keep for the grandsons, each used to comment on thoughts I might have regarding their growing up and  giving me an opportunity to share with them at a...
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