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

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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Stop Look Listen

As I continue on the journey of life, I find myself reminded about the little things in life, something I have not done much in past years. STOP! The phrase, stop and smell the roses comes to mind, now it’s daffodils or tulips.  But the idea is to slow down, being...
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Asking the Important Questions

“What kind of soup is that?” my son asked an elderly man sitting next to him on the Staten Island Ferry as he was eating his lunch. “Do you like it? What other foods do you have for lunch? Where are you from?” How long have you been here?” his questions continued on....
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