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

Blessed Solanus Casey – From Stranger to Spiritual Friend

Early in the morning on November 17, about 100 people from the Diocese of La Crosse were boarding two coach buses to prepare for a pilgrimage to see a saint in the making.  Although the sun had not yet risen and eyes were still working on opening, the excitement of...

This is Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  It often gets overlooked.  I can bump into Christmas at stores while I am still wearing my summer clothes and looking for school supplies for my son.  While shopping, I have found a couple of Thanksgiving items smashed...

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...