Age-Old Questions

Age-Old Questions

Each spring, this age-old question seems to pop into my head on a regular basis: Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where the birdies is? If this Chronicler was inclined to take some literary license, the 2021 St. Anthony’s version would go more like this:...
Mother Nature’s Gracious Gifts

Mother Nature’s Gracious Gifts

It is spring clean-up time here at St. Anthony’s. Last spring, the residents were spending the COVID lockdown cleaning up the multitude of tree limbs that winter storms had snapped off of the pine trees in front. The clean-up efforts last year netted six very large...
Life After Death

Life After Death

Around the Christian world, it is Holy Week, the annual commemoration of the final days of Jesus’ life and the beginning of his, and our, new life. Here at St. Anthony’s, it is also the second week of spring, nature’s annual recreation of life after the apparent death...
Paradox

Paradox

Ice Floes in Rib River  Booming out over the Marathon County Region, the Rib River broke its chilly bonds of ice with a roar and thunder.  Huge cakes of ice skittered along the open surface of the Mighty Rib.  Fed with the mountain streams of Western Wisconsin, the...
Unexpected Blessings

Unexpected Blessings

What do cookies and vaccines have in common? For us at St. Anthony’s, they were both unexpected blessings. This story starts way back in February when a former employee, Cyndi, came for a private retreat. She happened to pick a quiet weekend and was the only guest in...