Accept and Surrender

Accept and Surrender

Despite an extended streak of summer weather, nature inevitably turns summer to autumn. It does not always happen when the calendar tells us it should, but we cannot stop it from happening. Here at St. Anthony’s, with 40 acres of nature to care for, that also means...
Remembering A Friend

Remembering A Friend

Tuesday evening, St. Anthony’s hosted Fr. Bob’s family’s celebration of his life. Most of Fr. Bob’s immediate family members were able to be here along with a few of his close friends, the staff and residents of St. Anthony’s, St. Anthony’s Board members and...
A God of Surprises

A God of Surprises

This Chronicler was suffering from an extreme case of writer’s block, so I asked Adele and Jackie K. if they had any thoughts on a topic for this week’s Chronicle. After a few minutes, Adele blurted out, “There were raspberries this week!” Those flavorful gifts are a...
Living As Franciscan Christians

Living As Franciscan Christians

This weekend we are blessed to welcome back to St. Anthony’s, in addition to a number of very familiar and frequent retreatants, a former staff member and dear friend, Fr. Dan Crosby. Fr. Dan has been gracious enough to return to St. Anthony’s almost every year to...
Cooler Nights and Shorter Days

Cooler Nights and Shorter Days

The 1951 House Chronicle contains this entry for mid-September: Radiators On. Marathon lived up to its reputation on Friday, September 14, when the heat went on in the building for the first time this “winter”. The day was not exceptionally cold, but it was one of...