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

My Soul’s Address

Christine Valters Paintner writes in her book The Wisdom of the Body, “The body is the soul’s address.”  Reflecting on that statement, I find much wisdom and truth in those words.  How much do we appreciate our bodies?  How grateful are we for them and the mysterious...
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Time…

Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of your life. Spirit Science And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your...
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Relationships Formed Here

Something special happens here at St. Anthony's. We form "community" easily. Staff and residents instinctively draw our guests and volunteers into our world, our hearts. We remember retreatants, and we're always happy to see them again. Volunteers are our extended...
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The Power of Hospitality

Those who offer reflections for St. Anthony’s are assigned particular dates when articles are due.  When I realized that my article would appear on July 28, I was very pleased.  This is the date of my mother-in-law’s birthday.  She has been deceased for a number of...
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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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