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

Connecting with the Kindness Around You

Acknowledge the gifts, attention, glow of care, kindness, warmth Looking at you, smiling, radiating care Childhood Parents Siblings Aunts and Uncles Grandparents Family friends People who have been kind to you Someone working in a shop where you went as a child...

Rituals

Rituals are an important part of our lives.  We think of them mostly in terms of religious ceremonies, but they are more than that.  Rituals are the traditions and customs that are woven into our lives at important times and events, like holidays and birthdays. ...

Rediscover the Farmer’s Almanac

Recently when looking for some leisurely reading material, I chose the 2018 edition of the Farmer's Almanac. This is the 200th year of providing what the editor describes as "containing early American at its best, delightfully threaded through with a measure of good...

The Blessing Cup

The Blessing Cup first appeared in 1979.  Its popularity of this ritual happens in families, base Christian Communities, Faith Formation sessions, sacrament preparation, adult formation and welcoming new people to faith communities.  People along the way have offered...

My Daily Bucket List

As I write this, it is 84 days until I turn 50.  Twelve weeks. A while back, I counted the days and it was 500. And in what seems like a moment, 416 days have gone by. Time flies at a dizzyingly fast rate, and yet it is easy to think we have endless amounts.  And it...