Drawing Closer to the Holy

Drawing Closer to the Holy

(Editor’s Note: Last fall, we offered a retreat titled “Drawing Closer to the Holy”. As a closing prayer, the participants were asked to share a few words about their retreat experience. Their thoughts were woven into the following meditation.) It is time...
Rend Your Heart

Rend Your Heart

Even now, declares the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning. Rend your heart and not your garment. – Joel 2:12-13 2024 — Leap Year brings two significant days in the month of February. One, of course, is the extra...
It’s Nice to Be Appreciated

It’s Nice to Be Appreciated

Last week, the Board of Directors invited all of the team members – staff and residents – to an appreciation lunch. It was their way of tangibly expressing their gratitude for the efforts the team makes week in and week out to keep St. Anthony’s going. ...
Living Symbols

Living Symbols

While working many, many years ago as a pastoral musician, I became accustomed to the idea of structuring my life around the secure predictability of Roman Catholic liturgical feasts. Decades later, I’m still a bit of a stickler for liturgical accuracy, especially...
Potpourri

Potpourri

The beginning of the year is a time when I try to clear the top of my desk of all the “stuff” that mysteriously has accumulated over the preceding months. The good news is that I will have a nice clean space to work on, but the problem that occurs is I start reading...

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