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

Leaving Behind

“As one door is closed in your life a new one opens before you.  Pause briefly at this threshold and know that what you are leaving behind is for the best...” M. E. Miro   This quote from a book that I was reflecting on “Open the Door” by Joyce Rupp, challenged me to...

Every Breath is a Resurrection

The Lord God…breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Gen: 2:7 Then he took a deep breath and breathed into them. “Receive the Holy Spirit,” he said. John: 20:22 Spirit lives inside our breath, and so every breath can become a...

Pause, Pause, Pause

The theme for our silent women’s retreat weekend was Sacred Speaking, Sacred Listening.  Some of my preparation for this weekend included an awareness of kinds of speaking I do.  There are instant reactions, quick responses, hurried answers, instinctive decisions, and...

Persevere Despite Doubt

If you have been paying attention, you might have noticed that this year’s Lent began and ended with secular events.  Ash Wednesday was on Valentine’s Day which caused a conflict between celebrating with a meal out and keeping a day of fast and abstinence.  Easter...

The Marketplace of Our Hearts

We are all familiar with the gospel passage in John 2 where Jesus enters the temple, and consumed with anger, drives out the sheep and oxen with a whip and overturns the tables of the moneychangers, spilling their coins everywhere. It’s a story that has always made me...