No Matter What

No Matter What

I confess.  I am a TV junkie.  I spend a large part of my free time watching television programs.  Recently I started re-watching The Waltons, a 1970’s series about a depression-era family living in rural Virginia.  I admit when I watched it as a teenager and young...
A Pilgrimage

A Pilgrimage

“For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see [God’s] invisible qualities – [God’s] eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.”           (Romans 1:20, New...
Living Stones

Living Stones

We all see the stone fence along the road every time we come to St. Anthony’s.  It stands as a sentinel, guarding this holy place. But I wonder how many have every really looked at it, studied it, meditated on it.    I have often stopped to look closely at the stones...
What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name?

A name is often the first thing we learn about someone we meet, and often the first thing we share with them about ourselves.  A name can be more than just our identity. We can be protective of our “good name”. For some who are married, their name can proclaim their...
In the Beginning…

In the Beginning…

was the land – rich, fertile land.  The land was warmed by the sun and refreshed by the waters of the Rib River, the rains of summer and the snow of winter.   The land teemed with a variety of trees, flowers and other plant life that invited deer, birds,...